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Rev Fr Chrysostom Anderson
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1876
Niagara Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Death: Feb. 17, 1946
Niagara Falls
Niagara Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada

RATHER Chrysostom Anderson was born in Petrolia, Ont., Canada, on December 22, 1876. He was baptized William
James, although he was generally known as James. His parents were William Anderson and Anna Murray. There were four children, two boys and two girls. At first they lived in town, but later moved to a farm near the town. Young James, though living in the country, trudged back and forth to school each day, and later to high school. His father died in 1893, and as the children were unwilling to continue the work of the farm, the family again moved into town.At this time, Father Anastasius Kreidt, 0. Carm., preached a mission in Holy Rosary Church during which young James, who was looking for a career in life, had an interview with the missionary. The result was that he decided to join the Carmelites.
He journeyed by way of Niagara, where he stopped at the
monastery, and then went to New Baltimore. He received the
habit and the name Chrysostom on December 26, 1894. Among
those who received the habit with him were Father Xavier Tynan, Father Thomas O'Neill, and Brother William Quigley. He made simple profession just a year later and solemn profession on December 30, 1898. He was ordained by the Most Rev. Richard Phelan, Bishop of Pittsburgh, at St. Vincent's Abbey, on July7, 1900. Thus he did all his seminary studies at New Baltimore.
Immediately after his ordination, he was assigned to the new foundation in Chicago together with Father Hilary Doswald, also just ordained. He was appointed Vice-President and Prefect of Studies, a post he retained for twenty years. One of the mainstays of the new foundation, he helped guide it through some of its most trying days. Here he remained until his transfer to Mount Carmel College, Niagara, in 1920. Father Chrysostom was a model Carmelite and a most versatile member of the Province
of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. In his last years,
he was kindness, and even joviality, itself. He enjoyed the company of his brethren, and all, young and old, were free to banter with him. Gardening, which had always been a hobby with him,reclaimed his attention. A trial of many years was poor eyesight, and some of the students were detailed to read to him for a certain period each day. He took a fatherly interest in these young men and chatted intimately with them. Finally, God and his Blessed Mother saw fit to summon their faithful servant in Carmel and to crown a fruitful life of service with a holy death.
Father Chrysostom died on February 17, 1946. May he rest in
Note: Member of the Order of Carmelites
Our Lady of Peace Cemetery
Niagara Falls
Niagara Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Plot: Old Carmelite Section, Next to Church Row #2, Grave #1
Created by: Roanho
Record added: Jan 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64772051
Rev Fr Chrysostom Anderson
Added by: Eman Bonnici
Rev Fr Chrysostom Anderson
Added by: Roanho
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Rest In Peace, Father Chrysostom!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Aug. 1, 2012

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 Added: May. 9, 2011

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