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Cardinal Francis Alphonsus Bourne
Birth: Mar. 23, 1861
Clapham
Greater London, England
Death: Jan. 1, 1935
London
Greater London, England

Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Clapham, Francis Alphonsus Bourne was the son of a post office clerk. Receiving his first education at Ushaw's St. Cuthbert College and St. Edmund's Seminary in Ware, he joined briefly the Order of Preachers but left in 1880. Pursuing his studies at the Seminary of St. Thomas in Hammersmith, the Saint-Sulpice Seminary in Paris and at the University of Louvain, he was ordained priest on June 11, 1884, in his native Clapham. Serving in the parishes of Blackheath, Mortlake and West Grinstead within the diocese of Southwark, he was named rector of the house of studies of Henfield Place and subsequently of St. John's Seminary in Wonersh. Appointed coadjutor with right of succession of the diocese of Southwark, Bourne received his episcopal consecration with the titular see of Epifania on May 1, 1896. Succeeding on April 9, 1897, he was promoted to the metropolitan see of Westminster on September 11, 1903. Created cardinal priest with the title of Santa Pudenziana by Pope Benedict XV in 1914, the Cardinal passed away at his Westminster residence following a cardiac related illness which lasted a year. While his body was interred at St. Edmund's College, Ware, Hertford, in a chapel built by him in memory of the college members who died during the Great War, his heart was deposited in the chapel of St. John's Seminary, Wonersh, in June 1935. (bio by: Eman Bonnici) 
 
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St. Edmund's College
Ware
East Hertfordshire District
Hertfordshire, England
 
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Record added: Mar 18, 2014
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Cardinal Francis Alphonsus Bourne
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