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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:Campbell & Ripon Streets, St Mary`s Roman Catholic Church, Young, 2594
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.315301
Long: 148.292801
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

Erectedby the citizens of Young and District in grateful memory of Rt. Rev. Mon. J. Hennessy
Public benefactor of Young for 50 years who died on 30th April, 1941, aged 86 years

"Requiesciate in pace"

And their works shall follow them"  St. John.



Source: MA
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