Brother Finton Whelan, O.S.F.
Brother Fintan (John Whelan), a native of Wexford, entered St. Francis Monastery in April 1903 and received the Habit on August 2, 1903. Following his Profession on August 2, 1904, Brother Fintan was engaged in teaching in St. Vincent de Paul's and Our Lady of Good Counsel Schools. From 1909 until 1915 Brother Fintan taught Chemistry at St. Francis Preparatory. When failing health forced him to leave the classroom, Brother was sent to Colorado, where he died on January 13, 1919.