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Francisco J. Alegre and Joseph Sadoc Alemany

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ALEGRE, Francisco J., Mexican author, born in Vera Cruz, 12 November 1729; died 16 August 1788. He was a Jesuit priest, and taught philosophy in Havana for seven years, and afterward canon law in Yucatan. And after finishing the "Historia de la Provincia de la Companía de Jesús en la Nueva España," which Father Francisco Florencia had left incomplete, he went to Bologna, Italy, where he was in charge of a school for young Mexican Jesuits until his death. Alegre was author of twenty-three works, most of them in Latin, on rhetoric, mathematics, theology, history, and the Latin and Greek classics. Besides the Spanish and Mexican languages, he knew to perfection Latin, Greek, English, French, and Italian.  

 

ALEMANY, Joseph Sadoc, archbishop, born in Vich, in Catalonia, Spain, in 1814. He entered the Dominican order at the age of fifteen, and studied in the convents of Trumpt and Garona. He was ordained at Viterbo, Italy, in 1837, remained a year and a half at Viterbo as submaster of novices, and was then appointed assistant pastor of the Church of Minerva, in Rome, which office he continued to discharge up to 1841, when he volunteered for the American mission.

 

After performing missionary duties in Nashville and Memphis, he was made provincial of the order in the state of Ohio in 1847. He attended the general chapter of the Dominicans in Italy in 1850, when his abilities attracted the attention of the papal court, and he was appointed bishop of Monterey the same year, and was consecrated in the Church of San Carlo by Cardinal Franzoni.

 

He at once left Rome; bringing with him some members of his order of both sexes, through whose agency he has founded several educational institutions in California. He was translated to the see of San Francisco in 1853, being its first archbishop. He resigned his arch-episcopal office in 1883, with the object of devoting the rest of his life to the reorganization of his order in Spain, and went to reside in a Dominican convent in Valencia. He is the author of a "Life of Saint Dominick."

 

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ALEGRE, Francisco J., Mexican author, born in Vera Cruz, 12 November 1729; died 16 August 1788. He was a Jesuit priest, and taught philosophy in Havana for seven years, and afterward canon law in Yucatan. And after finishing the "Historia de la Provincia de la Compania de Jesfis en la Nueva Espafia," which Father Francisco Florencia had left incomplete, he went to Bologna, Italy, where he was in charge of a school for young Mexican

Jesuits until his death, Alegre was author of twenty-three works, most of them in Latin, on rhetoric, mathematics, theology, history, and the Latin and Greek classics. Besides the Spanish and Mexican languages, he knew to perfection Latin, Greek, English, French, and Italian. ALEMANY, Joseph Sadoc, archbishop, born in Vich, in Catalonia, Spain, in 1814. He entered the Dominican order at the age of fifteen, and studied in the convents of Trumpt and Garona. He was ordained at Viterbo, Italy, in 1837, remained a year and a half at Viterbo as submaster of novices, and was then appointed assistant pastor of the Church of Minerva, in Rome, which office he continued to discharge up to 1841, when he volunteered for the American mission. After performing missionary duties in Nashville and Memphis, he was made provincial of the order in the state of Ohio in 1847. He attended the general chapter of the Dominicans in Italy in 1850, when his abilities attracted the attention of the papal court, and he was appointed bishop of Monterey the same year, and was consecrated in the Church of San Carlo by Cardinal Franzoni. He at once left Rome; bringing with him some members of his order of both sexes, through whose agency he has founded several educational institutions in California. He was translated to the see of San Francisco in 1853, being its first archbishop. He resigned his arch-Episcopal office in 1883, with the object of devoting the rest of his life to the reorganization of his order in Spain, and went to reside in a Dominican convent in Valencia. He is the author of a "Life of Saint Dominick."

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