The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century – Alfred Pampalon

Venerable Alfred PampalonThe young Redemptorist, Alfred Pampalon, is a noble flower of sanctity in the New World. He was born at Levis, near Quebec, in 1867, entered the congregation of the Redemptorists at Saint Trond in Belgium in 1886 and died on 30 September 1896, at the famous shrine of Saint Ann de Beaupre in Canada. Purity and gentleness are the distinguishing traits of his noble character. The maxim with which he constantly aroused his zeal was: “Only a short time and then eternity.”

– this text is taken from The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century: Saintly Men and Women of Our Own Times, by Father Constantine Kempf, SJ; translated from the German by Father Francis Breymann, SJ; Impimatur by + Cardinal John Farley, Archbishop of New York, 25 September 1916