On Saturday, October 12, the Feast of St. Wilfrid of York, there died in St, Pancras' Hospital, London, one of the oldest priests of the Capuchin Franciscan Order in England. Father Wilford (William henry Kellerd) was born at Brooklyn, U.S.A., in 1865. He came to England with his family twelve years later and in 1881 entered the Novitiate at Pantasaph. He was ordained in 1887. After sixty years of faithful work for his Order, he died rather suddenly in London, having a stroke in the street. He was taken to the nearest hospital and then transferred to St. Pancras', where he died. The body was removed to Peckham, where Requiem Mass was celebrated. The funeral took place at Crawley, where Archbishop Kenealy, 0.F.M.Cap., an old confrere, preached the panegyric, and afterwards officiated at the graveside.
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1st November 1940
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Fr. Wilfrid, O.F.M. Cap.
Keywords: Local Government In England, Counties Of England, Geography Of England, Benedictines, Wilfrid, Crawley, Franciscan, Wilford, Pantasaph, Human Interest
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