Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Boston

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Boston / Bostonien(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Burlington, Fall River, Manchester, Portland in Maine, Springfield in Massachusetts, Worcester

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Patrick (March 17)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: December 9

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: The Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Dr., Braintree, MA 02184, USA

Phone: +1 (617) 254-0100

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2003.07.01 – ...):Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. (79)Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. (79)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Vittoria

President of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Member of Council of Cardinals

Auxiliary Bishop (2006.10.12 – ...):Bishop Robert Francis Hennessey (71)Bishop Robert Francis Hennessey (71)

Titular Bishop of Tigias

Auxiliary Bishop (2010.06.30 – ...):Bishop Peter John Uglietto (72)Bishop Peter John Uglietto (72)

Titular Bishop of Thubursicum

Auxiliary Bishop (2016.06.03 – ...):Bishop Mark O’Connell (59)Bishop Mark O’Connell (59)

Titular Bishop of Gigthi

Auxiliary Bishop (2016.06.03 – ...):Bishop Robert Philip Reed (64)Bishop Robert Philip Reed (64)

Titular Bishop of Sufar

Auxiliary Bishop (2023.12.09 – ...):Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa (47)Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa (47)

Titular Bishop of Membressa

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Boston (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. (79)Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. (79)
(2003.07.01 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Vittoria
Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (USA)
President of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
Member of Council of Cardinals

Quodcumque dixerit facite

Born:1944.06.29 (Lakewood, OH, USA)
Ordained Priest:1970.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:1984.08.02
Created Cardinal:2006.03.24

Coadjutor Bishop of Saint Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) (1984.05.30 – 1985.10.16)

Bishop of Saint Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) (1985.10.16 – 1992.06.16)

Bishop of Fall River (USA) (1992.06.16 – 2002.09.03)

Bishop of Palm Beach (USA) (2002.09.03 – 2003.07.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (USA) (2003.07.01 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Vittoria (2006.03.24 [2006.10.01] – ...)

Member of Council of Cardinals (2013.04.13 – ...)

Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (2014.03.22 – 2014.09.10)

President of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (2014.09.10 – ...)

Bishop Richard Gerard Lennon
(Apostolic Administrator 2002.12.13 – 2003.07.01)

Cardinal Bernard Francis Law
(1984.01.11 – 2002.12.13)

To live is Christ

Born:1931.11.04 (Torreón, Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1961.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:1973.12.05
Created Cardinal:1985.05.25
Died:2017.12.20 (Roma, Italy † 86)

Priest of Natchez–Jackson (1961.05.21 – 1973.10.22)

Chaplain of His Holiness (1968.12.05 – 1973.10.22)

Bishop of Springfield–Cape Girardeau (USA) (1973.10.22 – 1984.01.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (USA) (1984.01.11 – 2002.12.13)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Susanna (1985.05.25 – 2017.12.20)

Archpriest of Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (2004.05.27 – 2011.11.21)

Cardinal Humberto Sousa Medeiros
(1970.09.08 – 1983.09.17)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1915.10.06 (Arrifes, São Miguel, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1966.06.09
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:1983.09.17 (Boston, MA, USA † 67)

Priest of Fall River (USA) (1946.06.15 – 1966.04.14)

Bishop of Brownsville (USA) (1966.04.14 – 1970.09.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (USA) (1970.09.08 – 1983.09.17)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Susanna (1973.03.05 – 1983.09.17)

Cardinal Richard James Cushing
(1944.09.25 – 1970.09.08)

Ut cognoscant te

Born:1895.08.24 (South Boston, MA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1921.05.26
Consecrated Bishop:1939.06.29
Created Cardinal:1958.12.15
Died:1970.11.02 (Boston, MA, USA † 75)

Priest of Boston (USA) (1921.05.26 – 1939.06.10)

Domestic Prelate (1939.05.14 – 1939.06.10)

Titular Bishop of Mela (1939.06.10 – 1944.09.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Boston (USA) (1939.06.10 – 1944.09.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Boston (USA) (1944.04.22 – 1944.09.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (USA) (1944.09.25 – 1970.09.08)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Susanna (1958.12.18 – 1970.11.02)

Bishop Richard James Cushing (later Cardinal)
(Apostolic Administrator 1944.04.22 – 1944.09.25)

Cardinal William Henry O’Connell
(1907.08.31 – 1944.04.22)

Vigor in arduis

Born:1859.12.08 (Lowell, MA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1884.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:1901.05.19
Created Cardinal:1911.11.27
Died:1944.04.22 (Brighton, MA, USA † 84)

Priest of Boston (USA) (1884.06.07 – 1901.02.08)

Rector of Pontifical North American College (1895 – 1901.04.22)

Domestic Prelate (1897 – 1901.02.08)

Bishop of Portland in Maine (USA) (1901.02.08 – 1906.02.21)

Titular Archbishop of Constantia antea Tomi (1906.02.21 – 1907.08.31)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Boston (USA) (1906.02.21 – 1907.08.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (USA) (1907.08.31 – 1944.04.22)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Clemente (1911.11.30 – 1944.04.22)

Protopriest of Sacred College of Cardinals (1938.12.24 – 1944.04.22)

Archbishop John Joseph Williams
(1875.02.12 – 1907.08.30)

In hoc vinces

Born:1822.04.27 (Boston, MA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1845.05.17
Consecrated Bishop:1866.03.11
Died:1907.08.30 (Boston, MA, USA † 85)

Priest of Boston (USA) (1845.05.17 – 1866.01.09)

Titular Bishop of Tripolis (1866.01.09 – 1866.02.13)

Coadjutor Bishop of Boston (USA) (1866.01.09 – 1866.02.13)

Bishop of Boston (USA) (1866.02.13 – 1875.02.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (USA) (1875.02.12 – 1907.08.30)

Bishops of Boston (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Joseph Williams (later Archbishop)
(1866.02.13 – 1875.02.12)

(see above)

Bishop John Bernard Fitzpatrick
(1846.08.11 – 1866.02.13)

Fortis sub forte fatiscet

Born:1812.11.01 (Boston, MA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1840.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1844.03.24
Died:1866.02.13 († 53)

Priest of Boston (USA) (1840.06.13 – 1843.11.21)

Titular Bishop of Callipolis (1843.11.21 – 1846.08.11)

Coadjutor Bishop of Boston (USA) (1843.11.21 – 1846.08.11)

Bishop of Boston (USA) (1846.08.11 – 1866.02.13)

Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick, S.J.
(1825.05.10 – 1846.08.11)

Perit ut vivat

Born:1782.09.03 (Leonard Town, MD, USA)
Ordained Priest:1808.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1825.11.01
Died:1846.08.11 (Boston, MA, USA † 63)

Bishop of Boston (USA) (1825.05.10 – 1846.08.11)

Bishop Jean-Louis Anne-Magdalen Lefebvre de Cheverus (later Cardinal)
(1808.04.08 – 1823.05.03)

Diligamus nos invicem

Born:1768.01.28 (Mayenne, France)
Ordained Priest:1790.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1810.11.01
Created Cardinal:1836.02.01
Died:1836.07.19 (Bordeaux, France † 68)

Priest of Le Mans (France) (1790.12.18 – 1808.04.08)

Bishop of Boston (USA) (1808.04.08 – 1823.05.03)

Bishop of Montauban (France) (1823.05.03 – 1826.10.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bordeaux (France) (1826.10.02 – 1836.07.19)

Cardinal-Priest with no Title assigned (1836.02.01 – 1836.07.19)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (327)

Providence (↙), Worcester (←), Manchester (↑), Fall River (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 6,386 km²

Population: 1,989,396 Catholics (45.0% of 4,420,879 total)

Pastoral Centres: 266 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 952 priests (600 diocesan, 352 religious), 292 deacons, 1,473 religious (478 brothers, 995 sisters), 55 seminarians

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