Born Alonzo Thomas on December 7, 1890 in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the son of Felix Thomas and Mary Gaynor. He grew up in the shadows of the Brighton, Massachusetts monastery and in February 1912 decided to enter the Passionist Preparatory College in Baltimore, Maryland. He then went on to the novitiate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and professed his vows on June 8, 1914. His religious name was Dunstan. He was ordained December 17, 1921 and volunteered for the mission in China. In August 1923 he left for that mission. In 1951 he was forced to leave due to the Communist takeover. Upon his return he was a member of the community in Brighton.
December 7, 1890
June 8, 1914
December 17, 1921
August 16, 1953
Dunstan of the Sacred Heart Thomas