Born March 19, 1908, he professed his vows on January 29, 1932 . He died in Scranton after being ill for a long time with an incurable heart condition. His obituary states that he “lived the life of one of our humble hard-working Passionist Brothers. We,” the writer continued, “who are acquainted with the sacrifices, devotion to duty and the self-forgetfulness required by our Holy Rule in his state of life know that the theme song of a faithful Passionist Brother is a melody of love in the ears of God.” There is no biographical information in his obituary. It is important to note that his death speaks of faith and piety. Perhaps this obituary and the summary of his life provide a good example of the lived experience of the Passionist brother prior to the 1960s in the United States. “Possibly there is no class of men in the world who more perfectly exemplify the hidden lives of Jesus and Mary than do our saintly Passionist Brothers. They are men of humility, of a living faith, of immaculate purity of heart, silently industrious and forgetful of themselves. What a privilege to have known many of them!
March 19, 1908
January 29, 1932
July 4, 1954
Sebastian of Our Lady of Lourdes Bullen