University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts


"Not a few of the old students of Notre Dame will be pained to learn the sad news of the death of Brother Adolphus, who departed this life at Watertown, Wisconsin, on the evening of Wednesday, the 14th instant. He entered the Community in 1856 and made his Religious Profession in 1859. From the time of his entrance into Religious life up to the year 1864, he was intimately associated with the students of the University. After that time, obedience called him to other work in teaching with the schools connected with the missions of the Congregation. He possessed a more than ordinary endowed mind, and was well known as a student and a teacher and his devotedness as a religious. These facts have made themselves manifest in countless ways, and it would be out of place for us to enter into details here. In the 70th year of his age a pulmonary complaint seized him, and after a few months' illness, the heavenly messenger came and called him to his reward. May he rest in Peace." 1888

‹— Brother Aidan's Extracts —›