Archbishop Patrick John Ryan His Life and Times

Ireland - St. Louis - Philadelphia 1831-1911

by Patrick Ryan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/25/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 372
ISBN : 9781438998220
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 372
ISBN : 9781438998237

About the Book

Patrick John Ryan was a Roman Catholic priest, bishop and archbishop in America in very turbulent and challenging times. He experienced the mass influx of European immigrants, anti-foreigner and anti-Catholic prejudice, the American Civil War and efforts to serve the needs of the African Americans and Native Americans.


Ireland prepared him for the life he chose to lead. He encountered religious discrimination and the penal-law mentality and he witnessed the Great Famine. Influenced by the accomplishments of Daniel O’Connell, he began to develop his skills as an orator for which he was to gain a world-wide reputation.

About the Author

Patrick Ryan was born in Thurles, County Tipperary and lives in Dublin. He had a very successful career in banking during which he held a number of posts at executive level, including that of Chief Executive of a company providing consulting services to banks in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Following his retirement in 1999, he studied history and creative writing at University College, Dublin.

His grandfather, Hugh Ryan, was a cousin and contemporary of Archbishop Ryan. When he researched the life of the archbishop while compiling his family tree, he felt compelled to ensure that his story would be told and his achievements acclaimed through this biography.