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Bernard Smith was born in County Cavan Ireland on September 12, 1812.  He was ordained on September 21, 1839, in Rome. One of his briefest assignments was as pro-rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome. The college was founded on December 7, 1859, and Father Smith served in the place of Father William G. McCloskey, until March 3, 1860. Smith retired from his professorship at the Urban College in 1880.  Dom Bernard Smith died on December 11, 1892 of pneumonia at San Callisto and was buried in the Campo Verano,.

 

Mentioned in a letter from William Henry Seward to his daughter Fanny Seward on August 12, 1859, "I have eaten, tried to sleep, received Father

Smith of the Propaganda , Cardinal Bedini And Dr Savoy  professor  in the University of Rome- written these notes and so ends this third morning in Rome."

 

 

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Biography: 

Bernard Smith was born in County Cavan Ireland on September 12, 1812.  He was ordained on September 21, 1839, in Rome. One of his briefest assignments was as pro-rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome. The college was founded on December 7, 1859, and Father Smith served in the place of Father William G. McCloskey, until March 3, 1860. Smith retired from his professorship at the Urban College in 1880.  Dom Bernard Smith died on December 11, 1892 of pneumonia at San Callisto and was buried in the Campo Verano,.

 

Mentioned in a letter from William Henry Seward to his daughter Fanny Seward on August 12, 1859, "I have eaten, tried to sleep, received Father

Smith of the Propaganda , Cardinal Bedini And Dr Savoy  professor  in the University of Rome- written these notes and so ends this third morning in Rome."

 

 

Citation for Birth Info:
Citation Type: 
Book or Book Chapter
Book or Monograph Title: 
The American College in Rome (1855–1955)
Author(s) or Editor(s): 
McNamara, Robert F
Publisher Location: 
Rochester, New York
Publisher Name: 
The Christopher Press
Year: 
1956
Start Page: 
701
End Page: 
701
Citation for Death Info:
Citation Type: 
Book or Book Chapter
Book or Monograph Title: 
The American College in Rome (1855–1955)
Author(s) or Editor(s): 
McNamara, Robert F
Publisher Location: 
Rochester, NY
Publisher Name: 
The Christopher Press
Year: 
1956
Start Page: 
316