John Miley

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Miley, John, D.D., a distinguished Catholic divine, was born in the County of Kildare about the year 1800. He received his education at Maynooth and at Rome. After his ordination he was appointed a curate in the metropolitan parish, Dublin, by Archbishop Murray. He became Rector of the Irish College, Paris, in 1849; and in 1859 was appointed parish priest of Bray. He was the friend of O'Connell, whom he attended in his last moments, and whose funeral panegyric he pronounced in Dublin. Dr. Miley was an accomplished preacher, and was the author of several works, amongst which may be noted Rome under Paganism and the Popes (1848), History of the Papal States (1850), and Temporal Sovereignty of the Popes. He died at Bray, 18th April 1861, aged 61.

Sources

78a. Christian Brothers' Handbook of Biography. Dublin. (Pamphlet.) See also No. 42a.

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