Saint Anne Shrine

16 Church Street | Fiskdale (Sturbridge), MA 01518 

  508 347 7338 | saintanneshrine@gmail.com |  saintanneshrine.org

Bishop Robert J. McManus was born in Providence on July 5, 1951. The son of Edward W. and Helen F. (King) McManus of Narragansett, he is a graduate of Blessed Sacrament School in Providence and Our Lady of Providence Seminary High School.


He studied for the priesthood at Our Lady of Providence Seminary in Warwick, The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (bachelor and master of arts degrees), and the Toronto School of Theology (master of divinity degree). He has also earned licentiate and doctoral degrees in sacred theology from The Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Bishop McManus was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Kenneth A. Angell on May 27, 1978. He was appointed a Prelate of Honor to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor on February 28, 1997. Bishop McManus was ordained as Titular Bishop of Allegheny and Auxiliary Bishop of Providence on February 22, 1999 and he continued to serve as Secretary for Ministerial Formation and Rector of Our Lady of Providence Seminary for some time. Pope John Paul II named Bishop McManus as the Fifth Bishop of Worcester and he was installed on May 14, 2004.

Saint Anne Shrine is happy to have Bishop McManus as her pastor through his yearly visiting and celebrating the Eucharist on the patron feast of Shrine – Saint Anne.Type your paragraph here.