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17. Brady
Bishop Matthew Francis Brady

ARMS: Argent issuant from dexter chief a sun in splendour gules and issuant from sinister base a cubit arm proper sleeved sable the hand pointing at the sun.

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Source for arms and blazon: “Armorial of the American Hierarchy”, Volume III, The New England States, the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Boston and Hartford, page 85, by Brother Gerard Brassard, A.A., The Stobbs Press, Worcester, Mass., 1956. Blazon was re-worked by J.H. Gaylor. Text by D.Q. Wedvick is based on the same source.

Bishop Brady born 15 Jan 1893 in Waterbury, CT, he was Ordained on10 June 1916 by Bishop Nilan of Hartford. Elected by Pope Pius XI to be Bishop of Burlington, VT, on 30 July 1938, he was Consecrated on the 26 Oct 1938 by Archbishop Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the US.

Brady was transferred to the See of Manchester, NH, on 11 Nov 1944 as its Fifth Bishop. He died at age 66 on 20 Sep 1959, and was a bishop for nearly 20 years with 15 years as the Bishop of Manchester. dqw 20101013

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

Wedvick Armorial, 071a, Brady, 20080921
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