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Joseph P. McClain C.M.


Memories of former superior general William Slattery illustrating his life and character are presented. Joseph McClain knew Slattery when he was provincial and during preparations for the 1968─1969 General Assembly, but most of McClain’s recollections come from the period after Slattery returned to Germantown, Philadelphia from Rome. From 1972 to 1981, McClain was in daily contact with Slattery. He describes Slattery’s daily schedule and habits. Even with failing sight and extreme pain, Slattery remained devoted to the various aspects of Vincentian life, exemplifying Vincentian virtues, especially humility and simplicity.