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Archbishop Reynolds
Title : Archbishop Reynolds Archbishop Reynolds
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Creator : Chinner, J.H. (John Henry), 1865-1933
Source : Lantern, 20 November 1875, p. 8
Date of creation : 1875
Format : Cartoon
Dimensions : 140 x 120 mm
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Christopher Reynolds was born in Dublin in 1833, and joined an Italian Benedictine monastery as a young man, seeking to be trained for missionary work in the Northern Territory. He and fellow Irishman, Frederick Byrne, asked to continue their studies at New Norcia, near Perth, Western Australia. However, due to church disputes the two men travelled to Adelaide in 1857. Both were sent to Sevenhill to train for the priesthood and were ordained in 1860. Reynolds then became parish priest of Wallaroo. In 1872 he came to Adelaide as Administrator of the Diocess of Adelaide following controversies which culminated in the death of Bishop Shiell. Reynolds was consecrated as Shiell's successor in 1873 at the age of 40. Bishop Reynolds initially gave his full support to Mary MacKillop and her order, and to the expansion of church schools, however, he later reversed his policy due to church debts, which resulted in MacKillop moving her sisters to Sydney. In 1887 Reynolds was made Archbishop. He was a particularly fine preacher. Archbishop Reynolds died in 1893.
Related names :

MacKillop, Mary, 1842-1909

Reynolds, Christopher Augustine, 1833-1893

Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Adelaide (S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1875
Place : Adelaide
Further reading :
Bickerton, Ian J. 'Reynolds, Christopher Augustine (1834-1893)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 6, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1976, p. 23
'Late Archbishop Reynolds', Adelaide observer, 17 June 1893, p. 42
Press, Margaret M. From our broken toil: South Australian Catholics 1836-1905, Adelaide: Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, 1986
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