February 11st


JOHN GOLDEN (priest)



Arlington, MA - August 6, 1910






Stoneham, MA - February 11, 1989

AGE: 79


    Before his priestly ordination he was sent to Rome to study philosophy and theology, together with Italian, American and Brazilian students.

As a deacon he was chosen as prefect of our Coadjutor Brothers, and that good experience remained perpetually in his memory.

Back to USA he was superior and professor of our professed students.  During his free time he dedicated himself to preaching Missions and religious retreats to seminarians and priests.

In June 1949 he was elected Provincial superior, in which position he served for two terms.  He then became a member of the “Missionary group” and preached missions and retreats in USA and Canada (from 1955 to 1958).

He was again elected superior and novice Master at Wellesley and Newton.

In the mean time his health became weak and he had to be operated several time in the eyes and in connection with tumours.   He spent his last ten years in bed – similar to our Founder.  He used to go and visit and encourage other sick confreres in his wheel chair.

He died in Stoneham, not far from Waltham, MA.


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