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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Theobald Mathew

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Also known as Apostle of Temperance

Profile Joined the Capuchin Order in 1808. Ordained in 1814. He did parochial work in Kilkenny, Irleand for one year, and in Cork, Ireland for 24 years. In 1828 he was appointed Capuchin provincial for Ireland. In 1838, in order to combat the widespread drunkenness in Ireland, he inaugurated the temperance movement which has become historic. It is estimated that in the various countries in which he preached he gave the total abstinence pledge to 7,000,000, and the influence is still felt of the great moral revolution which he accomplished.

Born 1790 near Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

Died 1856 at Queenstown, Cork, Ireland of natural causes

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Entry for 'Theobald Mathew'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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