The Death of Father Patrick Morgan

by irishcanadianfamineresearcher

Father Patrick Morgan, a cousin of Father Patrick Dowd, perished in the fever sheds of Montreal while caring for typhus stricken Irish famine emigrants on the 8th of July, 1847.  His death is recorded in the annals of the Grey Nuns as follows:

The following day, the 8th, we learned that M. Patrick MORGAN died at the
Hotel-Dieu, at thirty-two years old. He was one of the first to exercise his holy
ministry at the SHEDS. His charity and his zeal were remarkable. We often saw him
lying on the floor between two moribund patients to hear their confessions. (p. 36)