Born April 4, 1872, he entered the Passionist novitiate and professed his vows on August 7, 1899. He was ordained at St. Paul, Kansas on April 28, 1895. After ordination he was involved in training men for the Passionist novitiate. In August 1908 he was elected rector of St. Joseph’s Retreat, Baltimore, Maryland. In 1911 he was selected as the first canonical rector of St. Gabriel’s Monastery, Brighton, Massachusetts where he had also been an early community member. About a month before his term of leadership at Brighton expired he suffered a duodenal perforation and as he began to recover he was assigned as vice-rector at St. Mary’s Monastery, Dunkirk, New York where he eventually died.
April 4, 1872
August 7, 1899
April 28, 1895
March 14, 1915
Cornelius of St. Ignatius Thompson