He received his early education at St. Xavier's College, Cincinnati, Ohio, and later entered the Passionist novitiate in Pittsburgh. He became well known as a preacher of missions in the South, East, and Midwest, pioneering a format where he would conduct one week of a mission for Catholics, then hold another week of missions specifically for non-Catholics. He wrote a variety of books and pamphlets to help his efforts. He died in 1926 in Cincinnati.
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