January 20th



18.10.1910    - Hyde Park, MA–


1937 – Rome


20.1.1989  - Waltham -  

Age 78


He went to Rome as a young student of philosophy and theology in 1932. He had a low personal profile and he thought not to be able to  do well in studies.

Instead, he obtained several degrees during his life.

He returned to the USA in 1938 and was elected superior, Master of novices and Prefect of Students.

In 1946 he was elected general councillor, and while there, he obtained the degree “in utroque jure” at the Lateran University.

From 1952  to 1958 he was Vicar General with Fr Martinis.

In 1961-1962 he decided to become a Trappist novice, but then he convinced himself that it was not his vocation.

He returned to the USA where he worked much in our parishes with very good result, while continuing his University studies.

When in 1970 the inter-provincial novitiate was open, he was called to Italy as Novice Master.  He was a man of great good sense and practical ability.

All remember him for his involvement, for his affability and availability.

The evening of 20 January 1989 he was suddenly caught by heart failure.


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