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A monument commemorates the Reverend Jerome Hennessy.
The Reverend Monsignor Jerome Hennessy is remembered as a tireless worker for the advancement of Roman Catholicism in Young in the early 20th century. Ordained as a priest at the age of 26 in 1881 Monsignor Hennessy came to Young in 1889.
He is credited with leading the development of many important Catholic institutions in Young, including the Sacred Heart Hospital, Mount St Joseph’s Old People’s Home, Southern Cross Hall, the kindergarten and infants school opened in 1934, and the Christian Brothers’ residence. He died in 1941.
|Address:||Ripon Street & Olympic Highway (Campbell Street), St Mary`s Roman Catholic Church, Young, 2594|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.315336|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
Erected By The
Citizens Of Young
In Grateful Memory Of
Rt. Rev. Mon. J. HENNESSY P.P.,V.F.
Public Benefactor Of Young
For 50 Years
Who Died On 30th April, 1941,
Aged 86 Years
"Requiescat In Pace"
And Their Works Shall Follow Them