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John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D.


Angelo Oliva, a brother who was one of the first Vincentians in America, is remembered for his personal qualities and artistic talents. A sculptor and mason, he spent several years constructing the church at the Barrens, which was finished in 1837. Patient and constant, Oliva held himself above the complaints and dissension of the other brothers at the Barrens.