|Occupation Theologian, writer|
Name Patrick Murray
|Born 1811Clones, County Monaghan|
Died 1882, Maynooth, Republic of Ireland
Patrick Aloysius Murray DD STP (1811 – 1882) was an Irish Roman Catholic theologian.
Murray was born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. He was educated at Maynooth College, he was elected a Dunboyne, or senior student, 1835. He received a curacy in Dublin, was appointed professor of English and French in Maynooth, 1838, and became professor of theology there, 1841. The remainder of his life he devoted mainly to theological science. In 1879, he was made prefect of the Dunboyne Establishment, a position he held until his death.
Dr Murray wrote for the Dublin Review and for magazines, besides publishing four volumes called Essays, Chiefly Theological. His greatest work was De Ecclesia Christi, a masterpiece in positive and controversial theology.
Murray died at Maynooth College, on 15 November 1882, and is buried in the College Cemetery.