Laurence J. Conneen, O.S.A.

1910 – 2000 (July 7)

Laurence Joseph Conneen, one of nine children of Michael L. Conneen and Gertrude Woodside, was born on May 17, 1910, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Saint Clement Parochial School in Philadelphia and later, Saint Denis Parochial School, Ardmore, Pa. He entered the minor seminary of the Province in 1926, and on September 10, 1929, was received into the novitiate. He professed simple vows on September 11, 1930, and solemn vows three years later. Upon graduation from Villanova College in 1934 with a B.A. in philosophy, he pursued theological studies at Augustinian College, Washington, DC, where he was ordained a priest by Archbishop Michael Curley of Baltimore, on June 15, 1937.

In Memoriam: Francis X. Gallogly, O.S.A. (1935 – 2017)

Father Francis X. Gallogly, O.S.A., who taught at Malvern Prep in Pennsylvania and Austin Prep in Massachusetts, served at Biscayne College in Florida and served at parishes in Massachusetts and New York, died on July 7, 2017.

Francis X. Gallogly, O.S.A.

1935 – 2017 (July 7) Francis Xavier Gallogly was born on February 19, 1935, in New York, New York, one of two sons of Patrick Gallogly and Mary Charles. He was baptized in Saint Pius Church, Bronx, New York on March 17, 1935, and received his primary education at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Parish School. […]

John J. Gavigan, O.S.A.

1913 – 1994 (July 7) John Joseph Gavigan was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on August 23, 1913, to John Gavigan and Mary Cahill. He was baptized at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Atlantic City, and attended the parish school, graduating in 1926. That same year, at the age of thirteen, he applied […]

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A

I try to listen intently whenever I listen to the Gospel being proclaimed. But whenever I hear the Carpenter of Nazareth telling a story about building a house on rock or making farm tools out of wood, my ears always perk up.