1977, October 1
Date of Birth: 1909, August 12
Bart [Bartholomew] Reilly was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 12, 1909. From 1915 to 1923 he attended St. Elizabeth’s Parochial School. He entered St. Charles College in Catonsville, Maryland, in 1923. He graduated in 1929. He took his Philosophy in Basselin College at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. There he earned his M.A. in 1932, and then began his Theology in the Sulpician Seminary (Theological College) in the same building which housed the Basselin students. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 9, 1936.
Father Reilly’s first assignment was to St. Joseph’s College in Mountain View, California, where he taught Latin and Greek. In 1938-1939 he made his Solitude in Catonsville. After Solitude he was assigned to St. Patrick’s Seminary in San Francisco, California, to teach English, Latin, and Speech. In 1944 Father Reilly returned to The Catholic University of America as a graduate student in Theology. In 1945 he earned his S.T.L. and in 1948, his S.T.D. In 1948 Father Reilly went to St. Edward’s Seminary in Seattle, Washington, to teach Theology and Education.
In 1951 Father Reilly was assigned to the Faculty of St. Mary’s Seminary, Roland Park. In 1952 he attempted marriage and moved to North Carolina where he taught at various places. In 1962 he joined the English Department of East Carolina University in Greenville. Age forced his retirement in 1975. He was reconciled to the Church before his death. He died of emphysema on October 1, 1977, and was buried from Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Adapted from The Voice, from Father Reilly’s “Personal Data” sheet, and from other data supplied by Father John Bowen.
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