Born Robert McGurk on November 20, 1887, he was most interested in the welfare of Italian Catholics and helped in the building St. Peter’s Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He then sought permission to enter the Passionists. He was professed on November 12, 1911. He then was assigned as an assistant cook and refectorian in several retreats. In 1915 he decided to enter the Trappists in Rhode Island. However he was not accepted due to failing health and mind. When he was about ready to return back to the Passionists his condition worsened and he was hospitalized for the mentally ill in Howard, Rhode Island where he was for several years before his death. Tuberculosis was a cause of his death.
November 20, 1887
November 12, 1911
July 7, 1922
Patrick of the Holy Name McGurk