University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts

ILDEPHONSUS, BROTHER (Stephen Donnelly -- Died Feb. 2, 1884)

"On last Saturday night after a lingering illness, Brother Ildephonsus, long and familiarly know at Notre Dame, passed peacefully away from earth. For upwards of 25 years he had been connected with the college, acting as Prefect and in other capacities, and to many an old student, to whom his genial disposition had endeared him, the news of his death will be sad indeed. For the last few years his health gradually failed, and at length the dread disease, consumption, developed itself. But through it all, his pleasant good nature, did not forsake him. His illness was borne with heroic patience, and the certainty of death met with a calmness and resignation. So that when at last he was called by his Maker, he was not found unprepared. May his soul rest in peace. Amen. SCHOLASTIC, February 9, 1884

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