Bishop Angus Bernard MacEachern - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
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N 46° 14.020 W 063° 07.470
20T E 490400 N 5120017
Quick Description: Angus Bernard MacEachern (1759-1835), became the first Bishop of the Diocese of Charlottetown, and founded St. Andrew's College, the first post-secondary institution in the colony on 30 November 1831.
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Date Posted: 5/28/2020 6:07:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM12H79
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Inscription on the plaque:

Angus Bernard MacEachern (1759-1835, became the first Bishop of the Diocese of Charlottetown, and founded St. Andrew's College, the first post-secondary institution in the colony on 30 November 1831.
In January 1855, the college was relocated and re-opened in Charlottetown as St. Dunstan's College (Later, University) which has carried on the rich tradition of Roman Catholic education in the province.

"MacEachern, Angus Bernard

Angus Bernard MacEachern, Roman Catholic bishop of Charlottetown (b at Kinlochmoidart, Scot 8 Feb 1759; d at Canavoy, PEI 22 Apr 1835). In a missionary career spanning 5 decades, MacEachern firmly rooted Catholicism in pioneer Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. He came to the Island a young missionary in 1790 to join his emigrant family, but his duties compelled him to crisscross the priest-poor Maritime region endlessly. Fluency in English, French and Gaelic enabled him to minister effectively to his scattered Scots, Irish and Acadian flock. Charm and tact won the respect of civil authorities.

As titular bishop of Rosen, MacEachern became vicar general for much of the Maritimes in 1819, but by the mid-1820s he was convinced that the only cure for the region's spiritual ills was independence from the sprawling, neglectful archdiocese of Québec. In 1829 the diocese of Charlottetown, comprising PEI, NB and the Magdalen Islands, was created, with MacEachern its first bishop. The next year he saw Catholic Emancipation, a cherished dream, promulgated. In 1831 he founded St Andrew's College at his home in St Andrew's, PEI, to provide preliminary training for prospective seminarians. Much beloved by his people, MacEachern acquired near-mythic stature in his lifetime."

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Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Corner of Great George Street and Dorchester Street

Entrance Fee: None

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