Bishop Patrick Barry Collection


7 boxes (4 linear ft.)..
This collection includes correspondence from Bishop Barry to or about Barry College, biographical information, and clippings about his life, death and leadership. It also includes some items of the bishops vestments, such as his pectoral cross, mitre, and crozier.
Patrick Barry was born in Lauragh, Inagh, Ireland, one of eighteen children of Michael Barry and Catherine Dixon. After ordination in 1895, he was assigned to Jacksonville, FL. and during the Spanish-American war served as a chaplain. In 1903 he was made pastor at Palatka, Fl., and in 1917 became the Rector of the Cathedral in St. Augustine and Vicar-General of the diocese. Pope Pius XI named him Bishop in 1922, the first American Bishop named by the new Pope. His tenure as Bishop was marked by great progress in the diocese, the number of priests rising from 89 to 177 and churches from 77 to 101.
Bishop Barrys sister, Mother Gerald, was Prioress General of the Dominican Sisters in Adrian, MI, and one of his brothers was Monsignor William Barry, pastor of St. Patricks Church, Miami Beach. These three along with John G. Thomson, attorney and later mayor of Miami Shores, founded Barry College in 1940.
This collection is open for research.
Bishop Patrick Barry Collection, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, Miami Shores, Florida.
Finding Aid available at Barry University Archives and Special Collections.

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