Thomas Wright, O.S.A.

1866 – 1938 (July 30)

Thomas Wright was born on May 10, 1866, in Kilcommon, County Mayo, Ireland, the son of Martin Wright and Mary Henry. He was vested at Villanova, Pennsylvania, on September 18, 1892, and, with a special dispensation granted by Pope Leo XIII, made his novitiate at St. Augustine Church in Philadelphia. He professed first vows there on December 29, 1898, and solemn vows at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Staten Island, on January 3, 1902.

Brother Thomas served at Saint Augustine’s in Philadelphia, on Staten Island and in the Bronx, New York, and later at Villanova. He was 72 when he died in Misericordia Hospital in Philadelphia on July 30, 1938. He is buried in the Community Cemetery at Villanova.