Domenec, Michael, Dd

Domenec, Michael, D.D.

a Roman Catholic bishop, was a native of Spain. He joined the American mission of Lazarists while. studying for the priesthood, was ordained at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and for many years served as pastor at Germantown, Pennsylavnia. On December 6, 1860, he was consecrated bishop of Pittsburgh, as successor to Dr. O'Connor, resigned. On January 11, 1876, his diocese being divided, the new see of Allegheny was created, to which Domenec was translated. His health soon after failing, he went to Europe, and after visiting Rome, resigned his see, and died at Tarragona, Spain, February 5, 1878, aged sixty-five years. As a bishop Domenec was esteemed for his energy, charity, self-devotion, and zeal. See De Courcy and Shea, Hist. of the Cath. Church in the U.S. page 302.

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