Gigot, Father Francis

1920, June 14

Date of Birth: 1859


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Francis Ernest Charles Gigot was born in France in 1859. He studied at the seminary of Limoges and at the Catholic Institute in Paris. He was ordained in 1883.

On his coming to the United States, Father Gigot taught Dogmatic Theology at St. John’s Seminary in Boston. Later he taught Philosophy there and then Sacred Scripture. From Boston he went to St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore and to St. Austin’s College in Washington, D.C., where his reputation as a Scripture scholar grew. He published several manuals in the subject. He also wrote for the Catholic Encyclopedia, for the American Ecclesiastical Review, for the Irish Theological Quarterly, and for the New York Review.


In 1904, Father Gigot went to St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. Early in 1906 he joined Father Driscoll and three other confreres in resigning from the Society and was incardinated into the Archdiocese of New York. He remained at Dunwoodie to the end of his life. He died at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York on June 14, 1920. 

Adapted from De Vito: The New York Review; and from Scanlan: St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York, 1896-1921.