23 SEPTEMBER

 

 

JOHN HENRY (brother)

 

BORN:                           Ireland 24.6.1879

FIRST PROFESSION:   7.10.1947

DIED:                             Springfield (MA) 23.9.1958

AGE:                              79

 

 

He migrated from Ireland to USA at the age of 19. In 1904 he got married in Boston and had nine children. One of them became a Stigmatine. After the death of his wife he wished to leave family life and become a Stigmatine too.  He had a kind and father-like character. All admired him for his simplicity and humility. He offered his service as a brother in the communities of Waltham, Wellesley and the novitiate of Springfield. He died a holy death after a long illness.

 

 

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