Hillenbrand, Fr Reynold

Born on 19 July 1904, Reynold Henry Hillenbrand was a priest of the Chicago Archdiocese.

Hillenbrand championed the causes of labor and race relations, and brought the first women speakers, Dorothy Day, and later Catherine de Hueck Doherty,[11] to the University of St. Mary of the Lake, his alma mater, where he served as rector from 1936-1944. Several of Hillenbrand's seminary students, including Alfred Leo AbramowiczRomeo Roy BlanchetteDaniel CantwellMichael R. P. DempseyJohn Joseph EganThomas Joseph GradyGeorge G. HigginsTimothy Joseph Lyne, Eugene F. Lyons, Edward A. MarciniakJohn L. MayPaul Casimir MarcinkusCletus F. O'Donnell, William J. Quinn, and James A. Voss, became influential in social action and/or in both pre- and post-Vatican II American Catholic affairs.

He also played a prominent role in the liturgical reform movement.

Fr Hillenbrand died on 22 May 1979.



Reynold Hillenbrand and the Sacred Liturgy (University of St Mary of the Lake)

REYNOLD HILLENBRAND - Priestly rabble-rouser, obedient son of the church (John Hill, The Free Library)