DE MATHA. BROTHER JOHN
"Upon entering the rooms of the convalescent, we were highly amused, as well as edified, to see its inmates busily occupied in manufacturing prayer-beads, some of which far surpassed in richness, durability, and artistic skill, anything imported from Europe. This charming amusement, replete with innocent rivalry, serves to amuse the sick, and causes them to forget all their real or imaginary ills. The writer was highly delighted to find his venerable Professor of day long past, Brother John De Matha, presiding therein, busily engaged in developing artistic talent, and teaching the young ideas how to honor Mary Immaculate."
-- Scholastic, by Doctor J. Blair, Old Student, Notre Dame University April 23, 1881