|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1904|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1970|
Father Bernard Thomas McConville OSA., was born on August 11, 1904, in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Peter J. McConville and Margaret Conlon.
Following his graduation from Our Mother of Consolation Parochial School, Chestnut Hill, he enrolled in the Augustinian Preparatory Scholasticate, Villanova, Pennsylvania, where he earned his high school diploma. He was received into the Augustinian Novitiate on June 21, 1923, professing his Simple Vows in the Order of St. Augustine on June 22, 1924, and his Solemn Vows on June 22, 1927.
He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Villanova College, Villanova, in 1927. He then pursued theological studies at Augustinian College, Washington, D.C., and was ordained to the Priesthood on June 10, 1930. He did graduate studies at Villanova College.
Father McConville taught at Villanova College, his Alma Mater, from 1931 to 1937. He was named Assistant Pastor of St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Parish, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, in 1937.
When the new Augustinian Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel was established in 1941, Father McConville bacame affiliated to that Province. He was assigned in 1941, to St. Thomas High School, Rockford, Illinois, where he taught for two years before being named Principal in 1943.
In 1944, he was assigned to St. Rita High School, Chicago, Illinois. From 1953, he was Assistant Pastor of St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Parish, Chicago, and also served as Prior of the Augustinian Community there. He was transferred to Mendel Catholic High School, Chicago, in 1956. He served there as a Teacher, and also filled the role of Disciplinarian for several years.
He remained at Mendel until the time of his death. He died on October 24, 1970, from cancer, which had been diagnosed the previous year.
He is buried in St. Denis Cemetery, Havertown, Pennsylvania.
Saint Denis Cemetery
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Apr 22, 2011
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Rest In Peace, Father Bernard!|
Added: Apr. 22, 2011