He frequented the Catholic schools of his town of Oreno, Maine. After obtaining his diploma he entered the army for some years until his religious vocation led him to the Stigmatines.
He offered his services to several communities in which he was cook and infirmarian, being always available for the meanest tasks, just enthusiastic to serve the brothers in whom he was able to see Godís face.
He did not enjoy great physical health. And it was just because of this that he was able to be close to those who suffered in the body and in the spirit, always patient with everybody.