Most Rev. Neil McNeil Archbishop of Vancouver (1910 - 1912) Archbishop of Toronto (1912 - 1934) Province British Columbia / Ontario Diocese Archdiocese of Vancouver / Archdiocese of Toronto Enthroned 1910(Vancouver) / 1912(Toronto) Reign ended 1912(Vancouver) / 1934(Toronto) Predecessor Augustine Dontenwill Successor Timothy Casey Other posts Bishop of Saint George’s, Newfoundland Orders Ordination 1879 - Priest Consecration 1895 - Bishop Personal details Birth name Neil McNeil Born November 23, 1851
Died May 25, 1934(aged 82)
Buried St. Augustine's Seminary Nationality Canadian Denomination Roman Catholic
In 1879, McNeil was ordained as a priest. In 1880 he was appointed vice-rector of College of St. Francis Xavier in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and had risen to rector by the end of his service in 1891. He was pastor in Arichat and D'Escousse, Nova Scotia before becoming Vicar Apostolic of Western Newfoundland (St. George's) and Titular Bishop of Nilopolis in 1895.
Shortly after being appointed as Archbishop, NcNeil was charged with completing St. Augustine's Seminary and the Canadian Catholic Church Extension Society created by his predecessor Fergus Patrick McEvay.
McNeil founded the Federation of Catholic Charities when, in 1927, Toronto's umbrella Federation for Community Service refused to continue to fund Roman Catholic charitable institutions.
McNeil died in 1934, while serving as Archbishop of Toronto. He is buried at St. Augustine Seminary.
Under his leadership, the China Mission Seminary, later renamed the Scarboro Foreign Missionary Society, and the Newman Club were established.
Neil McNeil Catholic High School in Toronto was named in his honour.
Religious titles Preceded by
Michael Francis Howley
Bishop of St. George's, Newfoundland
Michael Fintan Power
Archbishop of Vancouver
Fergus Patrick McEvay
Archbishop of Toronto
James Charles McGuigan
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