Levi Silliman Ives

Convert, born Meriden, Connecticut, 1796; died New York, New York, 1867. As Protestant Episcopal Bishop of North Carolina, influenced by the Oxford Movement, he founded a religious community called the Brotherhood of the Holy Ghost, later dissolved by the convention of his church, which also cited Bishop Ives for teaching Catholic doctrines. In 1852 he went to Rome and made his submission to the pope. On his return he taught rhetoric at Saint Joseph's Seminary, New York, and established the Catholic Protectory, of which he was first president.

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