Mark T. Donahoe, O.S.A.


1855 – 1926 (December 29)

Thomas Donahoe was born in Longford, Ireland, and baptized on March 4, 1855. He immigrated to the United States, and at the time he requested entrance into the Order, was living in Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Brooklyn, New York. His choice of the Augustinians was influenced by a member of the Mission Band visiting his parish. Thomas was vested at Villanova, Pennsylvania, on October 13, 1889, taking the name Brother Mark, and was professed on September 19, 1895. He made his solemn profession on September 21, 1898.
For many years, Brother Mark was the community baker at Villanova. For the last six years of his life he was almost completely blind. He was 71 when he died at Villanova on December 29, 1926. His funeral Mass was celebrated on December 31, 1926, followed by burial in the Community Cemetery.