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abwhealonMost Reverend John F. Whealon, D.D., S.S.L., S.T.L.

Second Archbishop of Hartford

1969-1991

Motto:  Vox Clamantis In Deserto (A Voice Crying In the Desert)

  • Born January 15, 1921 in Barberton, Ohio
  • Ordained May 26, 1945
  • Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland June 2, 1961
  • Appointed Bishop of Erie November 30, 1966
  • Appointed Archbishop of Hartford December 28, 1968
  • Died August 2, 1991

 
 

 

abobrienMost Reverend Henry J. O’Brien, D.D.

First Archbishop of Hartford

1945-1968

Motto: Christus Crescat (May Christ Increase)

  • Born July 21, 1896 in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Ordained July 8, 1923
  • Consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford May 14, 1940
  • Appointed Ninth Bishop of Hartford April 7, 1945
  • Appointed Archbishop of Hartford August 6, 1953
  • Resigned 1968
  • Died July 23, 1976

 
 


bmcauliffeMost Reverend Maurice F. McAuliffe, D.D.

Eighth Bishop of Hartford

1934-1944

Motto: In Caritate Dei (In Love of God)

Born June 17, 1875, in Hartford, Connecticut

  • Ordained July 29, 1900
  • Consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford April 28, 1926
  • Appointed Bishop of Hartford April 25, 1934
  • Died December 15, 1944

 

 

bnilanMost Reverend John Joseph Nilan, D.D.

Seventh Bishop of Hartford

1910-1934

Motto: Dominus Firmamentum Meum (The Lord is My Foundation)

  • Born August 1, 1855 in Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • Ordained December 2, 1878
  • Consecrated Bishop of Hartford April 28, 1910
  • Died April 13, 1934

 
 
 
 
 

btierney

Most Reverend Michael Tierney, D.D.

Sixth Bishop of Hartford

1894-1908

Motto: Spes Nostra (Our Hope)

  • Born September 29, 1839 in Ballylooby, County Tipperary, Ireland
  • Ordained May 26, 1866
  • Consecrated Bishop of Hartford February 22, 1894
  • Died October 5, 1908

 
 
 
 
 

bmcmahonMost Reverend Lawrence S. McMahon, D.D.

Fifth Bishop of Hartford

1879-1893

Motto: Spes Nostra (Our Hope)

  • Born December 26, 1835 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Ordained March 24, 1860
  • Consecrated Bishop of Hartford August 10, 1879
  • Died August 21, 1893

 
 
 
 
 

bgalberryMost Reverend Thomas Galberry, O.S.A, D.D.

Fourth Bishop of Hartford

1876-1878

Motto: Spes Nostra (Our Hope)

  • Born May 28, 1833 in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland
  • Ordained December 20, 1856
  • Consecrated Bishop of Hartford March 19, 1876
  • Died October 10, 1878

 
 
 

bmcfarlandMost Reverend Francis P. McFarland, D.D.

Third Bishop of Hartford

1858-1874

Motto: Spes Nostra (Our Hope)

  • Born April 4, 1819 in Waynesville, Pennsylvania
  • Ordained May 18, 1845
  • Consecrated Bishop of Hartford March 14, 1858
  • Died October 12, 1874

 
 
 
 

boreillyMost Reverend Bernard O’Reilly, D.D.

Second Bishop of Hartford

1850-1856

Motto: Spes Nostra (Our Hope)

  • Born March 1, 1803 in Cunnareen, County Longford, Ireland
  • Ordained October 15, 1831
  • Consecrated Bishop of Hartford November 10, 1850
  • Perished at sea January 1856

 
 
 
 

btylerMost Reverend William Tyler, D.D.

First Bishop of Hartford

1844-1849

Motto: Spes Nostra (Our Hope)

  • Born June 5, 1806 in Derby, Vermont
  • Ordained June 3, 1829
  • Consecrated Bishop of Hartford March 17, 1844
  • Died June 18, 1849

 
 
 
 

Former Auxiliary Bishops

bloverdeMost Reverend Paul S. Loverde

1988 – 1994

Motto: Encourage and Teach with Patience

  • Born September 3, 1940 in Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Ordained December 18, 1965
  • Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford February 3, 1988
  • Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford April 12, 1988
  • Installed as Bishop of Ogdensburg January 7, 1994
  • Installed as Bishop of Arlington March 25, 1999

 
 
 
 
 

bdonnellyMost Reverend Joseph F. Donnelly

1964 – 1977

Motto: Opus Justitiae Pax (Peace is the Work of Justice)

  • Born May 1, 1909 in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Ordained June 29, 1934
  • Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford November 9, 1964
  • Died June 30, 1977

 
 
 
 
 

bhackettMost Reverend John F. Hackett

1952 – 1986

Motto: Manete In Christo (Remain in Christ)

  • Born December 7, 1911 in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Ordained June 29, 1936
  • Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford December 10, 1952
  • Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford March 19, 1953
  • Retired December 7, 1986
  • Died May 30, 1990

 
 
 

bmurrayMost Reverend John Gregory Murray

1920 – 1925

Motto: Mea Omnia Tua (My Everything is Yours)

  • Born Feburary 26, 1877 in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Ordained April 14, 1900
  • Consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford April 28,1920
  • Appointed Bishop of Portland, Maine October 12, 1925
  • Appointed Archbishop of St. Paul, Minnesota January 25, 1932
  • Died October 10, 1956