Edward M. Duffy, O.S.A.


1860 – 1927 (May 12)

Michael Duffy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 21, 1860, the son of Richard Duffy and Anne McNamara, members of St. Michael Parish in Philadelphia. He attended local schools as well as La Salle College, after which he spent some years with the Christian Brothers and was known as Brother Basil. He later applied to our Order and was vested as an oblate at Villanova, on August 4, 1903, with the name Brother Edward. He entered the novitiate on May 4, 1907 and made his profession of vows on July 6, 1908.

Brother Edward served for almost 25 years in the office of the Procurator at Villanova where he had charge of the books. He died on May 12, 1927 in Philadelphia’s Saint Mary Hospital at the age of 67. He is buried in the Community Cemetery at Villanova.