Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice

The Concluding Years 1838 – 1844

(ages 76 – 82)

In the winter of Edmund’s seventy-fith year his body signaled, with a variety of aches, pains, and touches of restricted mobility, it was time to recalculate his engagements. In January of 1838 he wrote his Brothers announcing a General Chapter and forecasting his impending resignation. The following month he updated his Last Will and Testament noting that while weak of body he had full powers of mind and thought.

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