Edward Stack, O.S.A.

1826 – 1895 (October 14)

Edward Stack was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland on November 26, 1826 to James Stack and Mary Mancy. He arrived at Villanova and was received as a postulant on November 18, 1849. He began his novitiate on December 31, 1849 and in 1852 left for the Trappists with Brother Sylvester, but returned in 1853. 

Brother Edward made his first profession on April 16, 1859. In August, 1861 he was assigned to Saint Augustine Church in Philadelphia where he served as sexton, and in July 1886 was transferred to Atlantic City, New Jersey for several months, after which he was stationed at Villanova.

Brother Edward was 69 when he died at Villanova on October 14, 1895. The Office of the Dead was held the next day, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church. Brother Edward was buried in the Community Cemetery at Villanova.