Kelly, Michael Vincent

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Author of books and articles on pastoral theology, religious education, and rural life; assistant superior general of the Basilian Fathers (192236); b. Adjala, Ontario, Canada, July 31, 1863; d. Toronto, Ontario, July 24, 1942. The son of Irish immigrants, he was educated at St. Michael's College, Toronto, and at the University of Toronto (B.A. 1887). He entered the Congregation of Priests of St. Basil at Beaconsfield, England, and was ordained at Toronto Sept. 21, 1891. Kelly's special interest was the parochial ministry. Among his books are: Zeal in the Classroom (Toronto 1922); Some of the Pastor's Problems (Toronto 1923); Remarked in Passing (Toronto 1934), reminiscences on his 70th birthday; First Communicant's Catechism translated into Slovak and Spanish; and in collaboration with Canon J. B. Geniesse, Efficax Antidotum ad Matrimonia Mixta Praecavenda (Rome 1923).

Bibliography: Basilian Annals 1 (July 1943) 2225. m. v. kelly, The Kellys of Monasterevan and Adjala (Toronto 1942).

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