Brother Joseph Quinn, C.P., Holy Cross Province (1867-1938)
[December 30 , 1938]
Born Edward Francis Quinn on May 20, 1867 in Yorkshire, England, he was educated there in a paid or private school and then moved with his Irish ancestors to the United States when he was sixteen. Eventually he ended up in New York and then went on to Pittsburgh and was employed as a bar keeper and later a bricklayer. During his twenties he was associated with the Franciscan Monastery, Rochester, New York as an aspirant or a lay worker. However, he returned to Pittsburgh and decided to enter the Passionists. He took his final vows on May 3, 1895. He served as a cook at the monastery in Baltimore, Maryland, as a fire man tending the coal in the monastery at Normandy, Missouri, as the infirmarian in Des Moines, Iowa and as the refectorian in Louisville, Kentucky.