Rev Austin Whittle

Rev Austin Whittle

Birth
Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Death 24 Apr 1953 (aged 59)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 15898727 · View Source
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Born: Joseph Whittle

Mother's Maiden Name: Gorman

He was educated at St. Patrick's School and then decided to continue his education at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. However, a nervous condition prevented his matriculation. Instead he worked for a while. It was during this time that he decided to pursue studies for the priesthood. In September 1913 he went to St. Lawrence College, Mt Calvary, Wisconsin where he studied for seven years. He then decided to continue his quest at St. Paul Diocesan Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota; however, he was not satisfied with this program of theology studies. In the summer of 1921 he went to the novitiate of the Capuchins in Detroit, Michigan. Accepted, it only took a short while for him to conclude that this was not the place for him. Instead, he concluded that the Passionists, whom he had known from his Cincinnati boyhood was the proper religious order. He professed his vows on September 15, 1922. His religious name was Austin. He was ordained on November 23, 1924 at St. Gabriel's Monastery, Des Moines, Iowa. He was a professor and later vicar at Immaculate Conception Monastery, Chicago, Illinois. In 1932 he was elected rector of Holy Cross Monastery, Cincinnati. A dispensation was needed for him, because he had not yet completed ten years in the Passionist Congregation. As time went on he suffered from an emotional breakdown, and this prevented him from developing his ministry as a preacher.


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  • Created by: Earl Abbe
  • Added: 26 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15898727
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Austin Whittle (11 Mar 1894–24 Apr 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15898727, citing Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center Cemetery, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Earl Abbe (contributor 46843447) .