Francis J.Spellman.jpgThe Archdiocese of New York recalls the service of one of their prominent churchmen, Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman on the 42nd anniversary of falling asleep in the Lord.

O God, Who did raise Thy servant Francis Joseph Spellman, to the dignity of priest in the apostolic priesthood, grant, we beseech Thee, that he may be joined in the fellowship with Thine Apostles forevermore.
A sketch of his life:
Life: May 4, 1889 to Dec. 2, 1967
Ordained priest: 1916
Consecrated bishop: 1932 (served as auxiliary bishop of Boston 1932-1939)
Appointed archbishop of NY: 1939
Created Cardinal: 1946
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