University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts


"After a long and painful illness borne with admirable resignation, Brother Camillus (Hubert Lenahan) died at St. Joseph's Infirmary, Notre Dame, May 5, 1935. He was born at Bloomington, Illinois in 1897. At the age of 19 he entered the Congregation of Holy Cross, and received the religious habit, January 6, 1916. His novitiate completed, he studied for several years at the University of Notre Dame. Afterward he taught languages at Holy Cross College, New Orleans; Cathedral High School, Indianapolis; Reitz Memorial High School, Evansville, and the University of Portland, Portland, Oregon.

He made his final vows, June 25, 1922.

Brother Camillus contracted the disease which eventually caused his death when teaching at Cathedral High School. For the last six years he was bed- ridden and for several years previously was confined to the infirmary. During his ten-years illness Brother Camillus, by his cheerful ways endeared himself to his brethren. Stricken by a mysterious malady which baffled medical skill, when he hardly much more than attained manhood, he never complained of his sufferings and consequently was a source of edification to all." ASSOCIATE OF ST. JOSEPH, July 1935

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