Anthony J.P. Anglin, O.S.A.


1868 – 1909 (November 8)

James Patrick Anglin, son of John Anglin and Catharine Ahearn, was born in Ballylomasna, County Tipperary, Ireland, on August 6, 1868. He studied at the National School for 11 years and worked for a time as a sexton. He was vested as an oblate at Villanova, Pennsylvania, on December 8, 1904, and received the name Brother Anthony. He served at Saint Laurence’s in Lawrence, Massachusetts, from 1905 to 1908. Ill health necessitated his return to Villanova.

Brother Anthony died at Villanova on November 8, 1909 at the age of 41 of cancer of the stomach. He was professed on his deathbed the day before he died. This man of few words but of fervent prayer, a faithful worker, was buried at Villanova in the Community Cemetery.