The First Archbishop of Toronto was a Vincentian

by | Mar 18, 2016 | Formation | 2 comments

On this day in 1879 (March 18), John Joseph Lynch, C.M. was appointed the first Archbishop of Toronto, Canada.

Read more about this very interesting Vincentian in these two articles from the Vincentian Heritage Journal: The Charitable Endeavors of Archbishop John Joseph Lynch, C.M., and Becoming a Bishop and Remaining a Vincentian: The Struggles of Archbishop John Joseph Lynch, C.M..


  1. Jim Paddon

    Great article Monica.
    I am trying to find out more about any history the CM has in Canada.


    • Monica

      Thanks, Jim, let me know– that would be a great piece to accompany the previous article Thirteen Men On a Mission. The 200th Anniversary of the CMs in N. America is coming up in June.