Apostolic Succession in the Roman Catholic Church

An example of the von Bodman Lineage

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An example of the

von Bodman Lineage

HERMAN TILLEMANS, M.S.C., Titular Bishop of Berissa and Vicar Apostolic of Merauke. Consecrated 5 November 1950 at Merauke, Church of Saint Francis Xavier, by Nicolas Verhoeven, M.S.C., Titular Bishop of Hermonthis and Vicar Apostolic of Manado, assisted by Father Oscar Cremers, O.F.M., and Father Pieter Drabbe, M.S.C.

NICOLAS VERHOEVEN, M.S.C., Titular Bishop of Hermonthis and Vicar Apostolic of Manado. Consecrated 15 May 1947 at Oisterwijk, Church of Saint Peter in Chains, by Willem Pieter Adriaan Marie Mutsaerts, Bishop of `s-Hertogenbosch, assisted by Joannes Walter Panis, M.S.C., Titular Bishop of Trisipa and former Vicar Apostolic of Manado, and Nicolas Stam, M.H.M., Titular Bishop of Cediae and Vicar Apostolic of Kisumu.

WILLEM PIETER ADRIAAN MARIA MUTSAERTS, Titular Bishop of Lyrba and Coadjutor of `s-Hertogenbosch. Consecrated 29 June 1942 at `s-Hertogenbosch, in the Cathedral, by Jan de Jong, Archbishop of Utrecht, assisted by Pieter Adriaan Willem Hopmans, Bishop of Breda, and Jozef Hubert Willem Lemmens, Bishop of Roermond.

JAN de JONG, Titular Archbishop of Rhusium and Coadjutor of Utrecht. Consecrated 12 September 1935 at Utrecht, in the Cathedral, by Pieter Adriaan Willem Hopmans, Bishop of Breda, assisted by Arnold Franciscus Diepen, Bishop of `s-Hertogenbosch, and Hendrik Jan Smit, Titular Bishop of Paralus and former Vicar Apostolic of Norway.

PIETER ADRIAAN WILLEM HOPMANS, Bishop of Breda. Consecrated 1 November 1914 at Breda, in the Cathedral of Saint Barbara, by Henricus van de Wetering, Archbishop of Utrecht, assisted by Augustus Jozef Callier, Bishop of Haarlem, and Laurentius Jozef Antonius Hubertus Schrynen, Bishop of Roermond.

HENRICUS VAN DE WETERING, Titular Bishop of Gaza and Coadjutor of Utrecht. Consecrated 24 March 1895 at Hilversum, Church of Saint Vitus, by Gaspard Bottemane, Bishop of Haarlem, assisted by Pieter Leijten, Bishop of Breda, and Franciscus Antonius Hubert Boermans, Bishop of Roermond.

GASPARD BOTTEMANE, Bishop of Haarlem. Consecrated 30 September 1883 at Warmond, in the chapel of the seminary, by Pieter Mathias Snickers, Archbishop of Utrecht, assisted by Henricus van Beek, Bishop of Breda, and Adriaan Godschalk, Bishop of `s-Hertogenbosch.

PIETER MATHIAS SNICKERS, Bishop of Haarlem. Consecrated 2 September 1877 at Haarlem, in the Cathedral, by Andreas Ignatius Schaepman, Archbishop of Utrecht, assisted by Pieter Marie Vrancken, Titular Archbishop of Attalia and former Vicar Apostolic of Batavia, and Henricus van Beek, Bishop of Breda.

ANDREAS IGNATIUS SCHAEPMAN, Titular Bishop of Esbus and Auxiliary of Utrecht. Consecrated 26 August 1860 at Rijzenburg, chapel of the seminary, by Franciscus Jacobus van Vree, Bishop of Haarlem, assisted by Joannes Philibert Deppen, Titular Bishop of Samos and Auxiliary of `s-Hertogenbosch, and Joannes van Genk, Titular Bishop of Adraa and Coadjutor of Breda.

FRANCISCUS JACOBUS VAN VREE, first Bishop of Haarlem. Consecrated 15 May 1853 at Haaren, in the seminary, by Joannes Zwysen, Archbishop of Utrecht, assisted by Joannes van Hooydonck, Bishop of Breda, and Joannes Augustinus Paredis, Bishop of Roermond.

JOANNES ZWYSEN, Titular Bishop of Gerra and Coadjutor of the Vicar Apostolic of `s-Hertogenbosch. Consecrated 17 April 1842 at Tilburg, Church of Saint Denis, by Cornelius Ludovicus Wykerslooth, Titular Bishop of Curium, assisted by Joannes Augustinus Paredis, Titular Bishop of Hirina and Vicar Apostolic of Limburg, and Joannes Theodor Laurent, Titular Bishop of Chersonesus in Creta and Vicar Apostolic of Luxemburg.

CORNELIUS LUDOVICUS WYKERSLOOTH, Titular Bishop of Curium and ordaining bishop for the Netherlands. Consecrated 15 September 1833 at Münster, in the Cathedral, by Kasper Maximilian von Droste zu Vischering, Bishop of Münster, assisted by Karl Adalbert von Beyer, O.Praem., Titular Bishop of Samaria and Auxiliary of Köln, and Clement Augustus von Droste zu Vischering, Titular Bishop of Calama and Auxiliary of Münster.

KASPER MAXIMILIAN VON DROSTE ZU VISCHERING, Titular Bishop of Jerico and Auxliary of Münster. Consecrated 6 September 1795 at Münster by Maximilian Franciscus von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archbishop of Köln, assisted by Jean-Baptiste du Plessis d`Argentré, Bishop of Sées, and Louis-Charles du Plessis d`Argentré, Bishop of Limoges.

MAXIMILIAN FRANCISCUS VON HABSBURG-LOTHRINGEN, Archbishop of Köln. Consecrated 8 May 1785 at Bonn, Church of Saints Cassius and Florentinus, by Clement Wenceslas von Sachsen, Archbishop of Trier, assisted by Karl Aloysius Königsseg-Aulendorf, Titular Bishop of Myrina and Auxiliary of Köln, and Wilhem Althausen, O.S.A., Titular Bishop of Aradus and Auxiliary of Münster.

CLEMENT WENCESLAS VON SACHSEN, Bishop of Freising and Coadjutor of Augsburg. Consecrated 10 August 1766 at Freising, in the Cathedral, by Josef von Hessen Darmstadt, Bishop of Augsburg, assisted by Franciscus Ignatius Albert von Werdenstein, Titular Bishop of Tenaria and Apostolic Administrator of Freising, and Xavier Adelmann, Titular Bishop of Mactaris and Auxiliary of Augsburg.

JOSEF VON HESSEN DARMSTADT, Bishop of Augsburg. Consecrated 12 February 1741 at Augsburg by Johannes Jacobus von Mayer, Titular Bishop of Pergamum and Auxiliary of Augsburg, assisted by Johannes Adam Nieberlein, Titular Bishop of Dioclea and Auxiliary of Eichstätt, and Johannes Ferdinand von Biedigheim, Titular Bishop of Amyclae and Auxiliary of Freising.

JOHANNES JACOBUS VON MAYER, Titular Bishop of Pergamum and Auxiliary of Augsburg. Consecrated 8 January 1719 at Augsburg, in the Cathedral, by Alexander Sigismund von Pfalz-Neuburg, Bishop of Augsburg, assisted by Willibrord Popp, Abbot of Saint Ulrich, and Augustin Imhoff, Prevost of Holy Cross in Augusburg.

ALEXANDER SIGISMUND VON PFALZ-NEUBURG, Bishop of Augsburg. Consecrated 14 January 1691 at Augsburg by Rodolfus von Rodt, Bishop of Konstanz, assisted by Franciscus Christoph Rinck von Baldenstein, Titular Bishop of Amyclae and Auxiliary of Eichstätt, and Johannes Eustache Egolf von Westernach, Titular Bishop of Dioclea and Auxiliary of Augsburg.

RODOLFUS VON RODT, Bishop of Konstanz. Consecrated 18 June 1690 at Konstanz by Johannes Wolfgang von Bodman, Titular Bishop of Dardania and Auxiliary of Konstanz, assisted by Franciscus Christophe Rinck von Baldenstein, Titular Bishop of Amyclae and Auxiliary of Eichstätt, and Johannes Eustache Egolf von Westernach, Titular Bishop of Dioclea and Auxiliary of Augsburg.

JOHANNES WOLFGANG VON BODMAN, Titular Bishop of Dardania and Auxiliary of Konstanz. Consecrated 26 November 1686 at Konstanz. After diligent research, no record of his consecrator has been found.

The living bishops of the von Bodman line

*Bishop Patrick Hoogmartens of Hasselt

*Bishop emeritus Aloysius Ferdinandus Zichem, C.Ss.R., of Paramaribo

*Bishop emeritus Johannes Willem Maria Bluijssen of `s-Hertogenbosch

*Archbishop Nicolaus Adi Seputra, M.S.C., of Merauke

*Bishop Aloysius Murwito, O.F.M., of Agats

*Bishop Gerulfus Kherubim Pareira, S.V.D., of Maumere

*Bishop Edmund Woga, C.Ss.R., of Weetebula

*Bishop Hubertus Leteng of Ruteng

*Bishop Hilarius Moa Nurak, S.V.D., of Pangkal-Pinang

*Bishop Franciscus Kopong-Kung of Larantuka

*Bishop emeritus Anton Pain Ratu, S.V.D., of Atambua

*Bishop Dominikus Saku of Atambua