University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts

LOUIS, BROTHER (John Harkins)

"On last Saturday morning Brother Louis departed this life at Notre Dame after a short illness in one week's duration. The deceased religious was born in Kentucky, 1824, and entered the Community here in 1862. For almost a quarter of a century he occupied the position of Assistant Postmaster at Notre Dame, and was well known and respected by all the students and his fellow religious. Many a student, old and new, will learn with unfeigned regret the sad news of his death. His last moments were those of a good religious, recognizing his final summons with calmness and resignation, and peacefully yielding up his soul into the hands of his Maker."

-- Scholastic -- Oct. 27,1888

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