150th Anniversary of the death Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman


February 16th


This week marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman (1802-1865), Archbishop of Westminster following the re-establishment of the Catholic Hierarchy in the mid-nineteenth century.  Cardinal Wiseman visited Maynooth College in September 1858 where he was greeted by over 500 professors and students. The Cardinal said High Mass and later met with the students in the new library (now the Russell Library). Several original letters from Cardinal Wiseman to College President Charles William Russell (1857-1880) are housed in the College Archives. For more information on Cardinal Wiseman and his trip to Maynooth please see this article by library staff member Olive Morrin: http://www.libfocus.com/2015/0...


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