Born Daniel McCormack on November 28, 1878, he knew Archbishop Pendergast of Philadelphia who encouraged him to enter religious life. Daniel himself chose the Passionists. He entered the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania novitiate in 1895, but it was said in his obituary that he did not have the “physical, mental, and spirituality ability to carry on the work of the priest.” Specifically, deafness became a problem. His master of novices was Father George Basel, C.P. Given this reality and the mentality of the era the community decided that he should not be a cleric candidate for priesthood and the option of a brother was put before him. He professed his vows on January 27, 1897. He served as a infirmarian and tailor at various monasteries. He died at Mercy Hospital, Scranton.
November 28, 1878
January 27, 1897
May 30, 1953
Robert of the Sorrowful Virgin McCormick