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Brother Aidan's Extracts


1867: "The Reverend Patrick Shiel, Superior of the Order of Holy Cross, at New Orleans, died at Kilmurry's Hotel, Queenstown, on Friday. The reverend gentleman was born in Queen's County, Ireland, but lived in New Orleans. Six months ago, when he came to Ireland, we understand, for the purpose of establishing here a branch of the Order. He was in failing health at the period of his death and suffered from intermittent illness until his death. He was attended by two clergymen, and expired in perfect tranquillity, fortified by the rites of the Church."

-- Cork Examiner, quoted in the Ave Maria, 3:647. 1867

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