December 20 1920
One of the most influential Christian Brothers in American history died on this date. Brother Maurelian founded Christian Brothers College (now University) in Memphis in 1871 and organized the acclaimed Christian Brothers’ exhibits at the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (New Orleans, 1884) and also at the World’s Columbian Exposition (Chicago, 1893).
Brother Angelus Gabriel (FSC), The Christian Brothers in the United States 1848-1948: A Century of Catholic Education (NY: Declan McMullen, 1948), pp. 379 and 440-442.