Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Ordination to the priesthood

"My ordination as deacon took place at Christmas, 1875, and to the priesthood on June 10, 1876. Cardinal Guilbert [Guibert] was the ordaining prelate, and the ceremony was performed in the Church of St Sulprice in Paris. I believe ours was the only class to receive all orders, from tonsure to priesthood, from Cardinal Guibert  while he was Archbishop of Paris. There was a large class composed of French, English, Irish, Scotch and Americans."

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