Brother Anthony Costello, O.S.B.

Brother Anthony Costello, O.S.B. Wednesday, October 18, 2000

 Brother Anthony T. Costello, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pa., died Wednesday, October 18, 2000. He was 31 years old.

Brother Anthony was born on July 11, 1969, in Painesville, Ohio, the son of Robert and Theresa Costello, and was one of ten children. He attended Assumption Parochial School and Geneva High School, Geneva, Ohio, and graduated from Kent State University in 1993 with a bachelor of science degree in food service management.

Brother Anthony entered the Saint Vincent monastic community on July 1, 1999, and professed first vows on July 11, 2000. Since then he had worked as an assistant guestmaster and as an assistant in the summer retreat program. He was studying for a master of divinity degree at Saint Vincent Seminary.

Brother Anthony is survived by his parents and by seven brothers, Robert, Jr., Kevin, Joseph, James, Donald, and John, all of Geneva, Ohio, and Patrick, of Chicago. He is preceded in death by a brother, Timothy, and a sister, Kathleen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Health and Welfare Fund at Saint Vincent Archabbey.

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This photo, taken on this day in 1896, shows Brother Wolfgang Traxler, the monk who supervised the Basilica's construction, in the interior of the church. The year was the fiftieth anniversary of the Benedictines' arrival at Saint Vincent.

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