University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts

THEOGENE, BROTHER (Michael Costello - Died April 19, 1908)

Assistant in the College, 1861.

"We are glad to receive a visit in our sanctum from Brother Theogene, the efficient teacher of the St. Patrick's Parochial School, in South Bend. We honor men who devote their life to so noble a calling, who without any parade and without any flinching fulfill the duties of a station which though lowly (?) in the sight of superficial thinkers, is held in high esteem by all who know the wants of our country and understand the importance of educating the rising.

"We are not surprised to learn both from our conversation with the Brother and from other sources, that St. Patrick's School is in a flourishing condition; we expected such a result from what we knew of the solid ability, the long experience in teaching, the devotion to duty, and most genial temperament of the excellent Brother."

-- Scholastic, Jan. 18, 1873.

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