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Friday, March 4, 2016

John Carroll

This 1954 mural of Bishop John Carroll by Mary Margaret Lewis hangs in the stairway in Healy Hall at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
"John Carroll (January 8, 1735 – December 3, 1815) was a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the first bishop and archbishop in the United States. He served as the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland.

Carroll is also known as the founder of Georgetown University, (the oldest Roman Catholic university in the United States), and of St. John the Evangelist Parish of Rock Creek, (now Forest Glen), the first secular (diocesan) parish in the country. This means its clergy did not come from monastic orders." -- Wikipedia


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