|Birth: ||May 24, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 1963|
Father Philip Henry Foley OSA., was born on May 24, 1921, in Audubon, Iowa, to Philip Foley and Veda Minerman.
He attended St. Sabina Catholic School, Chicago, for six years before enrolling in St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic School, Chicago, for the last two years of his elementary education. He began his secondary education at Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Chicago. He later transferred to St. Rita High School, Chicago. After one year at St. Rita, he was accepted into Augustinian Academy, the Augustinian Preparatory Seminary in Staten Island, New York, which granted him a diploma in 1942.
He was received into the Augustinian novitiate on September 9, 1942, professing his simple vows in the Order of St. Augustine on September 10, 1943, and his solemn vows on September 10, 1946.
He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Villanova College, Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 1947. He then pursued theological studies at St. Monica College, Rome, Italy. Ordained to the priesthood on July 2, 1950, following ordination, Father Foley did additional studies in Theology at Gregorian University, Rome, earning an S.T.B. degree in 1951, and an S.T.L. in 1952.
Father Foley returned to the United States in 1952. He was assigned to St. Rita High School, Chicago, as a teacher and chaplain. In 1955, he was appointed Director of Vocations for the Augustinian Province of Our Mother Counsel. While serving in this position he resided at St. Monica Novitiate, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
In 1958, he was assigned to the faculty of the newly opened Tolentine College, Olympia Fields, Illinois. He was transferred in 1960, to Mendel Catholic High School, Chicago. A year later, in 1961, he was named professor of Dogmatic Theology at the Augustinian School of Theology, St. Louis, Missouri. He died there suddenly on January 29, 1963.
Father Foley is remembered as a kind and gentle friar whose presence was welcomed and company enjoyed wherever he went. There was in him no rancor or guile, but much joy and peace.
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 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68653763
Rest In Peace, Father Philip!|
Added: Apr. 20, 2011