|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1887|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1958|
Father Patrick Henry Kehoe OSA., was born on August 20, 1887, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to John J. Kehoe and Bridget Kane.
Patrick received his elementary education at St. Agatha School, Philadelphia. He graduated from Roman Catholic High School, Philadelphia, in 1905. Following his graduation, he did a year of post-graduate studies at Roman Catholic High School.
He entered the Augustinian program of formation on September 10, 1906 at St. Rita Hall, Villanova, Pennsylvania. He was received into the Augustinian Novitiate on February 2, 1907, professing Vows in the Order of St. Augustine on February 2, 1907.
From 1908 till 1914, he studied at St. Monica International College, Rome, Italy, and was ordained to the Priesthood on July 24, 1913.
Father Kehoe returned to the United States in 1914. That year he was appointed Rector of the Augustinian minor seminary program at St. Rita Hall, Villanova. He was Director of Novices and Professed at Villanova from 1918 till 1922. In 1920, he earned an S.T.L. Degree.
In 1922, Father Kehoe was assigned to teach Theology at Augustinian College, Washington, D.C. He continued in this work until 1936. In addition to teaching, he was for varying times Director of Professed in Washington, Regent of Studies for the Augustinian Seminarians, Secretary of the Province and Assistant Provincial. He earned a M.S.T. Degree in 1930.
He was transferred in 1936, to St. Rita Parish, Chicago, Illinois, where he was Pastor and Prior of the Augustinian Community. In 1937, he was named Vicar Provincial for the Midwest Augustinians. When the new Augustinian Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel was established in 1941, Father Kehoe served as Commissary Provincial until a Provincial was elected in June 1941, at the first Province Chapter.
Father Kehoe continued as Pastor of St. Rita Parish, Chicago, until the time of his death. During his pastorate, a much larger church building was constructed around the original church, which had become too small for the large congregation. During the construction, the older building continued to be used for daily and Sunday worship until the new church was almost complete. Then the original building was dismantled.
For many years Father Kehoe suffered from a painful blood disease. Worn out by this disease, he died on August 30, 1958, in Chicago.
Father Kehoe is remembered as a teacher of great ability who demanded accomplishments from his students. He was a serious man who understood human nature and realized what potential existed in others.
He is buried in the Augustinian Plot at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois.
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Plot: Augustinian Plot.
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Apr 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68702118
Rest In Peace, Dearest Father Patrick!|
Added: Apr. 21, 2011