University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts

JAMES, BROTHER (Thos. Shelly)

Thomas Shelly, born in Kilkenny, Ireland, 1797: entered 1845; habit, Aug. 21, 1845; professed November 21, 1848; died Oct. 6, 1870.

1845-1851: Farmer.

"Brother James -- Thomas Shelly (Thomas Kelly) Died October 6, 1870. This was a good man in whom was no guile. He entered the community in 1845 at 56, and acted as gardener for many years. Simple, faithful, and regular, he was a model to all. He died fully 77 years old after one year or two in the Infirmary as an invalid."

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