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Diocese of

Savannah

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 95,928 km²

Population: 88,822 Catholics (3.0% of 2,975,851 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Atlanta

Neighbouring Dioceses: Pensacola–Tallahassee (↙), Mobile (←), Atlanta (↖), Charleston (↗), Saint Augustine (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: St. John the Baptist (June 24), Our Lady of Perpetual Help (June 27)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 25

Statistics: 55 parishes, 28 missions, 109 priests (90 diocesan, 19 religious), 74 deacons, 111 lay religious (23 brothers, 88 sisters), 16 seminarians (2015)

Address: 601 E Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401-5196, USA

Phone: +1 (912) 201-4100

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History


Special Churches

All Churches (82)

Pensacola–Tallahassee (↙), Mobile (←), Atlanta (↖), Charleston (↗), Saint Augustine (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.07.19 – ...):Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer, O.F.M. Conv. (66)Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer, O.F.M. Conv. (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Savannah (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer, O.F.M. Conv. (66)Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer, O.F.M. Conv. (66)Permalink
(2011.07.19 – ...)

Bishop of Savannah (USA)

Pax et bonum

Born:1951.11.21 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1979.05.05
Consecrated Bishop:2011.10.18

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (2011.07.19 – ...)

Bishop John Kevin Boland (83)Bishop John Kevin Boland (83)Permalink
(1995.02.07 – 2011.07.19)

Bishop emeritus of Savannah (USA)

Christus in corde

Born:1935.04.25 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1959.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1995.04.18

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1995.02.07 – 2011.07.19)

Bishop Raymond William LessardPermalink
(1973.03.05 – 1995.02.07)

To add joy to your faith

Born:1930.12.21 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1956.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:1973.04.27
Died:2016.01.03 († 85)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1973.03.05 – 1995.02.07)

Bishop Gerard Louis FreyPermalink
(1967.05.31 – 1972.11.07)

Serviam

Born:1914.05.10 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1938.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1967.08.08
Died:2007.08.16 († 93)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1967.05.31 – 1972.11.07)

Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (1972.11.07 – 1989.05.13)

Bishop Thomas Joseph McDonough (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1960.03.02 – 1967.03.01)

Nihil sine Deo

Born:1911.12.05 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1938.05.26
Consecrated Bishop:1947.04.30
Died:1998.08.04 († 86)

Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Augustine (USA) (1947.03.10 – 1957.01.02)

Titular Bishop of Thenæ (1947.03.10 – 1960.03.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1957.01.02 – 1960.03.02)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1960.03.02 – 1967.03.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Louisville (USA) (1967.03.01 – 1981.09.29)

Archbishop Gerald Patrick Aloysius O’HaraPermalink
(1950.07.12 – 1959.11.12)

Vitam impendere Christo

Born:1895.05.04 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1920.04.03
Consecrated Bishop:1929.05.21
Died:1963.07.16 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Heliopolis in Phœnicia (1929.04.26 – 1935.11.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1929.04.26 – 1935.11.26)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1935.11.26 – 1937.01.05)

Bishop of Savannah–Atlanta (USA) (1937.01.05 – 1950.07.12)

Archbishop-Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1950.07.12 – 1959.11.12)

Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland (1951.11.27 – 1954.06.08)

Apostolic Delegate to Great Britain (1954.06.08 – 1963.07.16)

Titular Archbishop of Pessinus (1959.11.12 – 1963.07.16)

Bishops of Savannah–Atlanta (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gerald Patrick Aloysius O’Hara (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1937.01.05 – 1950.07.12)

(see above)

Bishops of Savannah (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gerald Patrick Aloysius O’Hara (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1935.11.26 – 1937.01.05)

(see above)

Bishop Michael Joseph Keyes, S.M.Permalink
(1922.06.27 – 1935.09.23)

Ave maris stella

Born:1876.02.28 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1907.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1922.10.18
Died:1959.08.07 († 83)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1922.06.27 – 1935.09.23)

Titular Bishop of Areopolis (1935.09.23 – 1959.08.07)

Bishop Benjamin Joseph KeileyPermalink
(1900.04.02 – 1922.03.18)

Dominus meus et Deus meus

Born:1847.10.13 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1873.12.31
Consecrated Bishop:1900.06.03
Died:1925.06.17 († 77)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1900.04.02 – 1922.03.18)

Titular Bishop of Scilium (1922.03.18 – 1925.06.17)

Bishop Thomas Albert Andrew BeckerPermalink
(1886.03.26 – 1899.07.29)

Ora pro nobis

Born:1832.12.30 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1859.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:1868.08.16
Died:1899.07.29 († 66)

Bishop of Wilmington (USA) (1868.03.03 – 1886.03.26)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1886.03.26 – 1899.07.29)

Bishop William Hickley Gross, C.SS.R. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1873.02.14 – 1885.02.01)

Lumen æternum mundo effudit

Born:1837.06.12 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1863.03.12
Consecrated Bishop:1873.04.27
Died:1898.11.14 († 61)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1873.02.14 – 1885.02.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Oregon City (1885.02.01 – 1898.11.14)

Bishop Ignazio Persico (德斯馬曾), O.F.M. Cap. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1870.03.20 – 1874.06.20)

Born:1823.01.30 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1846.01.24
Consecrated Bishop:1854.06.04
Created Cardinal:1893.01.16
Died:1895.12.07 († 72)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Bombay (India) (1854.03.08 – 1856.12.19)

Titular Bishop of Gratianopolis (1854.03.08 – 1870.03.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Lhassa 拉薩 (China) (1856.12.19 – 1860)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1870.03.20 – 1874.06.20)

Coadjutor Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1874.06.20 – 1879.03.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1874.06.20 – 1879.03.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1874.06.20 – 1879.03.26)

Titular Bishop of Bolina (1874.06.23 – 1879.03.26)

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1879.03.26 – 1887.03.14)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1879.03.26 – 1887.03.14)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1879.03.26 – 1887.03.14)

Titular Archbishop of Tamiathis (1887.03.14 – 1893.01.16)

Secretary of Sacred Congregation of the Propagation of the Faith (1891.06.13 – 1893.05.30)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in Vincoli (1893.01.19 – 1895.12.07)

Prefect of Sacred Congregation of Indulgences and Sacred Relics (1893.05.30 – 1895.12.07)

Bishop Jean-Marcel-Pierre-Augustin Vérot, P.S.S.Permalink
(1861.07.14 – 1870.03.11)

Fide et virtute

Born:1805.05.23 (France)
Ordained Priest:1828.09.20
Consecrated Bishop:1858.04.25
Died:1876.06.10 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Danaba-orum (1857.12.21 – 1861.07.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Florida (USA) (1857.12.21 – 1870.03.11)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1861.07.14 – 1870.03.11)

Bishop of Saint Augustine (USA) (1870.03.11 – 1876.06.10)

Bishop John BarryPermalink
(1857.01.09 – 1859.11.19)

Ora pro nobis

Born:1799.07.16 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1825.09.24
Consecrated Bishop:1857.08.02
Died:1859.11.19 († 60)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1857.01.09 – 1859.11.19)

Bishop Francis Xavier GartlandPermalink
(1850.07.23 – 1854.09.20)

Vincit veritas / Deus in adjutorium meum intende / Malo mori quam fœdari

Born:1805.01.13 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1832.08.05
Consecrated Bishop:1850.11.10
Died:1854.09.20 († 49)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1850.07.23 – 1854.09.20)

Former Prelates


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