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MANUCY, Dominic, R. C. bishop, born in St. Augustine, Florida, 20 December, 1823; died in Mobile, Alabama, 4 December, 1885. He studied in Spring Hill college, near Mobile, and, after finishing his theological course, was ordained priest in 1850. He was for some time stationed at the Cathedral of the immaculate Conception, Mobile, and in 1864 was appointed pastor of Montgomery, where he continued for ten years. In 1874 he was consecrated bishop of Dulma in partibus ingdelium, and appointed vicar-apostolic of the newly formed vicariate of Brownsville, comprising all that part of Texas lying south of Nueces river and along the Rio Grande. The country was principally occupied by roving Mexicans, and Bishop Manucy sought for priests that would consent to adopt the same life, and finally succeeded in obtaining the services of the Oblate Fathers for this purpose. He built nine churches shortly after his arrival, and introduced the Ursuline rams, who took charge of schools at Laredo, and the Sisters of the Incarnate Word, who did the same at Brownsville and Corpus Christi. Academies under the Sisters of Mercy were founded at, San Patricio and Refutaio, and several free parochial schools were established, as well as an Oblate college in Brownsville and a high-school in Laredo. At his death there were in the vicariate thirty-three churches and chapels, seven convents, six academies, two hospitals, and over 40,000 Roman Catholics. He was transferred to the see of Mobile on 9 March, 1884, still retaining the vicariate. After a short time he resigned both posts, and was made titular bishop of Maronea.
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