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Death of Bishop Gilmour

Posted 11/1/2019

The sudden death of Bishop Gilmour in April of 1891 brougth sadness to the Ursuline Sisters.

Bishop Richard Gilmour had served his people well for nineteen years and his sudden death brought sadness.

Educator par excellence, in 1873, he urged the nuns to have the Convent schools chartered by the Legislature of the State of Ohio.  In March he published a pastoral in which he encouraged the opening of Catholic schools wherever possible. 

At his demise, the Cleveland Plain Dealer (4/23/91) described him as a "fearless member of the Church militant, a clear-headed logician, a keen debater, a hard fighter, and a courteous gentleman."




The material quoted here is taken from A Tree in the Valley by Sr. Lelia Mahoney.