Bishop Patrick Anthony Ludden

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Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Bishop of Saracuse N. Y. C.

This prominent Religious Leader was born on 6th February 1836 near Castlebar, Co. Mayo, the eldest of eight siblings. Three of his sisters entered the Convents of Sisters of Charity.

Education

He received his early education at Breaffy National School, St. John Beirn’s Academy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway plus in America at the Grand Séminaire du Montreal, Canada.

Ordination

Patrick Anthony Ludden was ordained on 21st May 1864 at the Grand Séminaire du Montreal for the Diocese of Albany.

Secretary

Rev. Fr. Ludden’s first Appointment was as Secretary to Bishop Mc Closky.

Rector

He was appointed Rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany in New York City.  He was Rector of St. Peter’s Church Troy N Y C for seven years.

Bishop

Rev. Fr. Ludden was appointed by Consecration as First Bishop of Syracuse, NY Con  on 1st May 1887.

Demise

The Demise occurred of Bishop Patrick J.  Ludden on  6th August 1912.

Legacy

An Altar was donated by him to the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

He considered his crowning work to have been the completion & Consecration of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, New York on  25th September, 1910 that had cost more than  250,000 dollars.

Footnote

The Connaught Telegraph’  27th July 2021 in an article on Castlebar Church reported that Bishop Ludden of Saracuse New York (a native of Cappavicar Castlebar) donated an Altar to the Church.

Source

Mayo Men’s Association, New York Journal, Diamond Jubilee Edition’ 1954

 

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