16 Facts About Austin Dowling


Daniel Austin Dowling was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the second archbishop of what was then the Archdiocese of Saint Paul in Minnesota from 1919 until his death.


Daniel Austin Dowling was born in New York City on April 6,1868, to Daniel and Mary Teresa Austin Dowling.


Austin Dowling attended Academy of the Sisters of Mercy in Newport.


Austin Dowling started his theological studies at St John's Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts.


In 1896, Austin Dowling spent two years as editor of the Providence Visitor, building a reputation as a Catholic editor in the United States.


Austin Dowling was later named as rector of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence.


Austin Dowling was consecrated by Bishop Harkins on April 25,1912, at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Providence.


Austin Dowling's peers saw the appointment as recognition of his talents, while Austin Dowling felt as if he were being sent into "exile" in the American West.


Austin Dowling was known for his contributions to education and love of Church history.


Austin Dowling died age 62 on November 29,1930, in St Paul.


Austin Dowling argued that the solution would be to convince people that "foreignism" and Catholicism were not intimately linked.


At the first anniversary requiem for his predecessor, Archbishop John Ireland, Austin Dowling established the Archbishop Ireland Educational Fund.


Thereafter, the majority of the students would be prepared in a cloistered environment, which Austin Dowling believed was more appropriate than a college campus.


Austin Dowling believed that the priest of the future "should be armed before to overcome the temptations of the times," and that the best was to do that was to ground them on the firm foundation of interior life and school them in the practice of priestly virtues.


Austin Dowling believed in the rigors of academic challenge, from his years at St John's Seminary.


Austin Dowling had a personal interest in the seminarians attending the school.