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Patrick M. O’Brien

abbot

Patrick M. O’Brien, American abbot.

Background

O’Brien, Patrick M. was born on October 29, 1885 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Patrick and Johanna (Cronin) O’B.

Education

Educated St. Anselm’s Preparatory School, Manchester, 1902-1905, St. Anselm’s College, 1905-1907 (Bachelor of Arts, 1915), Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1907-1909 (honorary Master of Arts, 1924).

Career

Instructor St. Joseph’s High School, Manchester, 1909-1914. Novitiate St. Vincent’s Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 1914-1915. Professed Benedictine monk, July 22, 1915.

Ordained Benedictine priest, May 30, 1920. Instructor St. Benedict Preparatory School, Newark, New Jersey, 1920-1932. Pastor St. Joseph’s Church, Maplewood, New Jersey, 1933-1937.

Elected abbot St. Mary’s Abbey, also president St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, Newark, New Jersey, and Delbarton School for Boys, Morristown, New Jersey, August 11, 1937.

Connections

father:
Patrick O’B.

mother:
Johanna (Cronin) O’B.