LEONARD MICHAEL DELLA BADIA (priest)
BORN: East View (NY) – 4.3.1911
FIRST PROFESSION: 15.7.1930
DIED: Cambridge (MA) - 31.8.2004
He entered the Congregation at Waltham (MA) in 1926. He studied at the International House of Formation in Verona (Italy) and then he moved to Rome where he finished his studies and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at the Angelicum University. He was ordained a priest in 1935 at St. Ignatius Church in Rome.
Fr. Leonard served in many ministries: Lynn; Pittsfield; Feeding Hills; Timmins; South Porcupine: White Plains; then he continued to work at Mount Carmel, White Plains, until his retirement, at St. Joseph Hall, Waltham. In 1936 he was the first Stigmatine to go to Canada and start our presence in that Country. He was very kind and compassionate in his ministry which he exercised with love and commitment. Lastly he served indefatigably at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in White Plains (NY) until he was 93 years old.