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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Reynolds, Most Rev. Christopher Augustine

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Reynolds, Most Rev. Christopher Augustine, D.D., Roman Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, was born in Dublin on July 14th, 1834, and educated at a Carmelite convent near that city. Subsequently he spent two or three years in the Benedictine Monastery of Lublace, in the Papal States. Thence he went to West Australia, staying there about two years, and arriving in 1857 in South Australia, where he was ordained by Bishop Geoghegan in April 1860, and was subsequently stationed in various parts of the colony. On the death of Dr. Shiel, in 1873, he was offered the bishopric of Adelaide, which he accepted. The ceremony of consecration was performed by Archbishop Polding. In 1887 Adelaide became an archiepiscopal see, and Dr. Reynolds received the appointment of archbishop on April 23rd of that year, being invested with the pallium by Cardinal Moran on Sept. 11th following.