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The Late Rev. Brother Benedict O.S.F.

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0263, Page 132

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Dear Brother Benedict is dead,
His life on this earth is run;
Many kindly words are said
Now about that holy man.

In habbit brown and white cord
He toiled most assiduously,
In the vineyard of thy Lord
To the age of eighty-three.
As he lived so he had died
In solemn prayer peacefully,
Wholly resigned and satisfied
He left the Monastery.
To his pious brother bade adieu
And their holy happy home;
I hope to join the chosen few
On God Almighty's Throne.
His paths were paths of righteousness
Always sincere and just.
Overflowing with truthfulness
A safe custodian of any trust.

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Informant
Patrick (Senior) Dayer
Gender
male
Age
65
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ballyglass (Mahon), Co. Galway
Language
English