Brother Gabriel Redmon, C.P., Holy Cross Province (1889-1957)

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Born Leo Redmon on April 19, 1889 in Hodgenville, Kentucky, he was the son of Joseph Redmon and Margaret Cissell. When his mother died in 1897 the family moved to Louisville, Kentucky where he grew up in St. Michael’s Parish. When he completed his education he was employed by Bray Clothing Company. At twenty-two he decided to enter religious life as a brother. He entered the novitiate in Louisville and professed his vows on August 15, 1912. His religious name was Gabriel. Over the forty five years as a Passionist he was known as a dedicated workman. He was a cook, tailor, and infirmarian. He was also a respected porter at the front door. In 1941 he suffered a coronary occlusion which weakened his heart and though it curtailed some of his manual work it did not hamper his spirits and it was at this time that he was infirmarian and porter. He also, for two years, began to participate in the educational program for newly professed Passionist brothers. His final year was spent in Louisville. At the same time he was most instrumental in the promotion of the Confraternity of the Passion. He assisted the director in the ministry. Likewise the Passionist Nuns in Owensboro, Kentucky were assisted by his care and devotion for their ministry. He did fund-raising so they could build their chapel. At the same time he promoted retreats in the Louisville area. He was most caring in his desire to prepare the altars of the monastery for sacred celebration of the Mass. He died at St. Joseph Infirmary, Louisville.