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FINOTTI, Joseph M., author, born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1817; died in Denver, Colonel, in 1879. He studied with a view of entering the Austrian army, but afterward changed his plans and entered the Jesuit College, Rome. He joined the Jesuit order, and, on the completion of his theological studies, came to the United States in 1845. He was ordained priest, and stationed at St. Mary's Church, Alexandria, Virginia, where he had charge of an extensive mission both in Virginia and in Maryland. He built St. Ignatius's Church, in Prince George County, Maryland He left the Jesuit society in 1852, and went to Boston, where he became a member of the bishop's household and literary editor of the Boston "Pilot." he was also pastor of the Brookline and other missions, and established the Catholic cemetery of Hollywood. His health failing, he was sent to St. Mary's seminary, Cincinnati, whence he went to Omaha and finally to Central City, Colonel, in 1877, and had charge of that parish up to the time of his death. His principal works are a "French Grammar," published in Italy; "A Month of Mary" (1853); "Life of Blessed Paul of the Cross" (1860); " Italy in the Fifteenth Century "; "Diary of a Soldier" (1861); "The French Zouave" (1863); "Herman the Pianist " (1863); "The Spirit of St. Francis of Sales" (1866); " Works of the Rev. Arthur O'Leary"; and "Life of Blessed Peter Claver." His most important work, never completed, was his "Bibliographia Catholica Ame ricana." He published one volume of it in 1872.
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