Father Bernard Donnelly was born in Kilnacreva, Ireland. Was a teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, went to a seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and was ordained in 1845. His assigned parish included the Town of Kanza, which later became Kansas City, Missouri. Father Donnelly recorded much of the early history of Kansas City Missouri, by keeping records of births, deaths, baptisms, marriages, etc. As the city grew, he later sold some church property to accquire land for Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery, where he is buried.
Dear Rev. Donnelly. Thank you for your love and devotion to your flock. Your life alone was an amazing display of Faith, Strength and Love. Even more amazing was your vision of what was needed for those who search for answers into the distant future. Some...(Read more) -
Lettie Kirby Added: May. 13, 2014