Cooperator Brother

St. Martin de Porres

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. Known as the “Apostle of Charity,” Martin de Porres (1579 – 1639) was born in Lima, Peru, the son of a slave. While a young man, he was accepted as a cooperator brother at Read more…

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Francis Leibold, O.P.

Francis Leibold, O.P. Jubilarian Cooperator Brother Born: Oct. 8, 1921 Professed: Mar. 27, 1948 Died: Apr. 5, 2007 On the evening of April 5, 2007, our beloved Cooperator Brother Francis Leibold died quietly at Mohun Hall at St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus, OH, where in his declining years he had received loving care Read more…

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John Fabian Butler, O.P.

John Fabian Butler, O.P. Cooperator Brother, Jubilarian Born:  January 20, 1913 Professed:  April 29, 1941 Died:  February 9, 2003 A Cooperator brother, John Fabian Butler was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 20, 1913.  He attended elementary school, St. Anthony’s in Philadelphia from 1920-1927 and high school at St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, PA, from 1933-1938. Read more…

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John Fidelis Spalding, O.P.

John Fidelis Spalding, O.P. Cooperator, Jubilarian Birth: April 3, 1920 Profession: August 5, 1948 Died: October 11, 1999 John Bertrand Spalding was born in St. Mary, KY, the son of Edward Bert and Emma Gertrude (Abell) Spalding. He received his primary education at Popes Schools near Lebanon, KY (1930-36) and his high school education at Read more…

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Bernard Christopher McCabe, O.P.

Bernard Christopher McCabe, O.P. Cooperator Brother, Jubilarian Born: November 13, 1916 Professed: July 10, 1937 Died: October 5, 2004 In the provincial office file of Brother Chris (as he was known to all), opposite each of his assignments, to say what he had done there, is written “Brother’s Duty”. In a way, that simple phrase Read more…

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Denis Swann, O.P.

Denis Swann, O.P. Cooperator Brother Born: July 13, 1923 Profession: September 20, 1955 Died: August 26, 2005 Brother Denis Swann was born on July 13, 1923 in Piney Point, MD, to Benjamin and Anita (Guyther) Swann.  After graduating from St. Michael High School in Ridge, Maryland, he served in the United States Army from 1948 Read more…

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Leon Mancinelli, O.P.

Leon Mancinelli, O.P. Cooperator Birth: April 9, 1931 Profession: December 25, 1958 Died: August 22, 2001 John Anthony Mancinelli was born in Gibbstown, Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, in the Diocese of Camden. He was the son of Pantaleone and Philomena (Cameli) Mancinelli.  He was educated in the public school system and graduated from Read more…

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