Born Francis Xavier Codyer on August 1, 1908 in Waltham, Massachusetts, he attended local parochial schools and Boston College High School. He then went to the Passionist Preparatory Seminary, Dunkirk, New York and then on to the Passionist novitiate, West Springfield, Massachusetts. He professed his vows on August 15, 1928. His religious name was Henry. Studies were conducted at Brighton, Massachusetts; Baltimore, Maryland; Jamaica, New York; and Scranton, Pennsylvania where he was ordained on April 28, 1934 at St. Ann Monastery Church by Bishop Thomas C. O’Reilly. He was vice-master of novices and director of students. He was a hospital chaplain at Creedmoor Hospital, Queens, New York. For three years he was vice rector of St. Mary’s Monastery, Dunkirk, New York and then was a preacher of missions and retreats. He died from a heart attack and as a member of the Baltimore community and his funeral was held in Brighton, Massachusetts.
August 1, 1908
August 15, 1928
April 28, 1934
June 24, 1951
Henry of the Holy Family Codyer