Thomas Galberry, O.S.A.
Bishop Thomas Galberry was
born in County Kildare, Ireland, in 1833. He entered the Augustinian
novitiate at Villanova, Pennsylvania. His ordination to the priesthood by
Bishop John Neumann of Philadelphia took place in 1856.
The newly--ordained Father Galberry first served on the missions of
Saint Denis' in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and of Saint Augustine's in
Lansingburg (Troy), New York. He later was Prior of Saint Thomas of
Villanova Monastery and President of Villanova College from 1972 to 1976.
During this time, the west wing of Alumni Hall was added to the original
Father Galberry's next assignment was as Commisssary-General of the Vice
Province in America, and, when it became a Province; he was elected its
In 1876, he was consecrated the fourth Bishop of Hartford, Connecticut.
Galberry was on his way to
Villanova College from Hartford when he died in New York City on 10 October
1878, at the age of 45. He was buried in the Cathedral at Hartford,
The building currently housing the
Graphic Services Department on the Villanova University campus is named in
Source: Necrology of the Augustinian Provinces of the United States
(Revised, May 2000).