Father Michael D. Lilly, O.P. (1831-1900)

Fr Lily OP

On the death of Father Lilly St Joseph’s Province of the Dominican Order lost one of its ablest and most energetic members. Until last summer he had enjoved excellent health was hale and hearty notwithstanding the fact that for the last four years of his life he had suffered from that most terrible of temporal afflictions [Read More...]

An Early Olympian: Martin John Sheridan (1881-1918)


As the 2012 Olympics gets underway, it seems appropriate to focus on one of the first American participants, a man deemed “one of the greatest athletes” America had ever known. Between 1904 and 1908 he won nine Olympic medals: four gold, three silver, and one bronze. He competed in the discus throw, stone throw, long [Read More...]