Lord, make me a channel of your peace
Most Reverend John F. O’Hara, C.S.C.
8th Bishop of Buffalo (1945-1951)
“Following Her You Will Not Go Astray”
After serving as president of Notre Dame University and serving as Military Vicar during World War II, Bishop John F. O’Hara was installed as the eighth Bishop of Buffalo on May 8, 1945. He expanded education, adding approximately 500 new classrooms including 11 high schools and dozens of elementary schools. Bishop O’Hara went on to Philadelphia to serve as Archbishop. In 1958 he was named a Cardinal. He died in 1960 and his body is buried at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana.