Brother Matthew Capodice, C.P., Holy Cross Province (1930-1964)

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Born on January 7, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois in 1951 he joined the Passionists for his postulant year at Immaculate Conception Monastery, Chicago. After that year he proceeded to the Passionist novitiate at St. Paul, Kansas where he professed his vows on November 4, 1952. Several months after being professed Brother Capodice was assigned to be the cook at St. Gabriel’s Monastery, Des Moines, Iowa. After three years he was assigned to the Chicago community. Other assignments included Louisville, Kentucky; Houston, Texas; Detroit, Michigan and Cincinnati, Ohio. While in Detroit he was afflicted with severe pains in his face which in 1964 was diagnosed to be a small tumor. Throughout the years, Brother Capodice was a diligent cook who cared a great deal for the quality of meats and vegetables. He was considered a man of hard work and prayer especially in his devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary.