Born James Cunneen on November 13, 1874, he was the son of Michael and Catherine Cunneen. Baptized at old St. Peter’s, Barclay street, New York City, he was educated by the Brothers De la Salle. He went to the Passionists and professed his vows in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 17, 1891. His religious name was Alexis. He was ordained on June 4, 1898 in Newark, New Jersey and completed sacred eloquence the following year. He then proceeded to become an outstanding preacher of parish missions and renewals in the United States and Canada. He was rector of St. Gabriel’s Monastery, Brighton, Massachusetts. He was the first superior of the Passionist residence in Kingsbridge, New York in 1920. In 1923 the Passionists moved from that residence to the Riverdale, New York residence. Upon his death there was an editorial in the Brooklyn Tablet, Brooklyn, New York.
November 13, 1874
July 17, 1891
June 4, 1898
June 5, 1935
Alexis of the Visitation Cunneen