ame site as the present rectory) for the priests' house.
But unfortunately his health was delicate, and in 1886 he was called to his reward, most deeply lamented.
A year or so before he died, as his health began to fail most seriously, Archbishop Williams sent an assistant priest to aid him. This priest was the Rev. William H. O'Connell, who had just completed his theological course and had been ordained in Rome.
Many of us can recall the presence of Father O'Connell at that time and mustor of the American College of Propaganda in Rome, of which he is an alumnus.
While there he was appointed Bishop of Portland, Maine, from which place he was sent on a papal mission to Japan.
After his return he was appointed coadjutor to Archbishop Williams of Boston, and at his death succeeded him in the Archbishopric.
This office he still holds, with the unique distinction of having been recently raised to the Cardinalate, the first Cardinal ever appointed for New England. His Eminence ded