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Brother Aidan's Extracts


"In the death of Brother Matthew, C.S.C., Litt. B., '17, M.A., '28; The Congregation of Holy Cross mourns the passing of a brilliant and exemplary son, and the University of Notre Dame a respected and devoted alumnus."

"Brother Matthew was born in Ireland in 1893. In his early years he came to America with his parents, who settled at Fort Dodge, Iowa. He entered the Brotherhood of Holy Cross in 1909. In 1917 he was graduated with the Diamond Jubilee Class. The same year he was appointed teacher at Holy Cross College, New Orleans, of which he was President from 1922-25. During recent years Brother Matthew was assistant superior at Dujarie Institute and a teacher at Holy Cross Seminary. At the annual convention of the National Catholic Educational Association, Chicago, 1928, he read an excellent paper on 'The Scientific Approach to the Understanding and Measurement of Character'. Brother Matthew contributed to the 'Ave Maria'; 'Catholic School Interests', and other periodicals. In the summer session of 1929 he gave a course on 'The Principles and Technique of Teaching'. His death, which took place at Holy Cross Sanitarium, Deming, New Mexico, September 2, followed an illness of several months."

-- Alumnus 9:25 (1930)

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