Bell Tower at Lewis

 

Save

In Memoriam

Brother Denis Frank Murphy, 86, died on December 15, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Elk Grove Village, IL. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 66 years, he was born Frank J. Murphy in Chicago, son of Frank and Thelma (Lacourciere) Murphy. He graduated from St. George H.S. in Evanston, and later earned a B.A. and a M.A. from Saint Mary’s College in Winona, MN. He entered the novitiate of the Christian Brothers in 1951 in Glencoe, MO, and professed his first vows in 1952. Later he earned a M.S.W. from the University of Illinois Chicago and a M.R.E. from Loyola University Chicago. During his years as an educator he taught in schools in Minneapolis and in Addison and Westchester, IL, and at universities in Romeoville, IL, Winona, MN, and Bethlehem, Palestine. He served at Lewis University from 1978 to 1982. In recent years, Brother Denis worked at Catholic Worker Houses in Winona, MN; Santa Fe, NM; Chicago; and Albuquerque, NM. In 1990 he founded Su Casa Catholic Worker in Chicago, and in 2002 he co-founded the Brother David Darst Center in Chicago in collaboration with Thomas and Claudia Thomas and with contributions from the Sisters of Mercy. Survivors include his sisters, Sister Pat Murphy, RSM, of Illinois and Thelma Finney of Indiana, and his brothers, Charles of Connecticut and Michael of Oregon, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. To make a gift in Brother Murphy's name, please visit www.alumni.lewisu.edu/Give.

Be A Part

Be a part of the story of every student at Lewis by making a gift to education this holiday season.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

students

Lewis Making History

An unmanned aircraft (drone) left the Lewis University campus to deliver eight letters of acceptance to Romeoville High School students.

Save

Save

Crowdfunding

Help us support community healthcare and experience for students in the College of Nursing. Read more >

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Giving

Save

Benefits & Services


Upcoming Events

Flyer Red Dinner
Thu, 15 Mar 2018
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
(America/Chicago)


More Events