Burke, Thomas Nicholas

(1830-1882) Dominican orator, born Galway, Ireland; died Tallaght. After his ordination he founded the novitiate of the Irish Dominican province at Tallaght. His first notable sermon was on "Church Music," preached in 1859, and thereafter his preaching attracted throngs. He met with very great success while preaching and lecturing in the United States, 1871. Returning to Ireland he preached continually, despite his impaired health, until death.

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