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John Early

John Early

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John Early, S.J. (July 1, 1814 – May 23, 1873) was an Irish-American Catholic priest and Jesuit educator who was the president of the College of the Holy Cross and Georgetown University, as well as the founder and president of Loyola College in Maryland. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to the United States at the age of nineteen because he was unable to gain admission to the seminary in his home country. Upon his arrival, he enrolled at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Maryland, and entered the Society of Jesus, completing his education at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Early became president of the College of the Holy Cross in 1848, where he unsuccessfully petitioned the state legislature to charter the school. Four years later, he was charged with establishing Loyola College in Maryland, which was intended to educate the lay former students who attended St. Mary's Seminary and College, which the Sulpicians sought to keep only as a seminary. While also serving as the first pastor of St. Ignatius Church, he oversaw the early years of Loyola College. In 1858, Early left to become president of Georgetown University. His administration encompassed the Civil War, and despite intermittent occupation by the Union Army and dwindling enrollment, instruction endured uninterrupted. Early then returned to Loyola College in 1866 as president for four years, where he resumed the annual conferral of degrees. In 1870, he once again became president of Georgetown University, where the university's first student newspaper, the Georgetown College Journal began publishing. He died suddenly in his third year of office.

Início da vida

John Early was born on July 1, 1814, in Maguiresbridge, County Fermanagh, Ireland. He studied the classics at home, before entering the Armagh Academy in 1832, where he studied for nine months. He then applied for admission to the seminary at St Patrick's College, Maynooth, but there were no vacancies, and he was not admitted. As a result of his failure to gain admission, Early emigrated to the United States in July 1833. Education in the United States. Seeking to become a priest, Early enrolled at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the following September to study rhetoric. In February 1834, he advanced to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he remained until August, 23, 1834, when he entered the Society of Jesus, and proceeded to the novitiate in Frederick, Maryland. Upon the completion of his noviceship in 1836, Early returned to Georgetown for the next nine years to study philosophy and theology. While studying, he also taught and was head prefect during the academic year of 1843 to 1844.On July 1, 1845, Early was ordained a priest at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown. He then taught philosophy at Georgetown for two years, and ministered as a missionary in Laurel, Maryland. He spent 1847 ministering at Old St. Joseph's Church in Philadelphia. On September 8, 1853, he professed his final vows.

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