For over 40 loyal years, the late Brother Jim Madigan, C.S.C., who died in 2007, cared for the practical needs of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the College.
Humble to the core and always generous with his time and expertise, Brother Jim had a knack for fixing just about anything and caring for all he encountered.
Whether repairing cars and equipment, tending to grounds, maintaining Holy Cross Cemetery or being a business manager or bookkeeper, Brother Jim went about his daily work with a sense of joy and a devotion to Saint Joseph, a carpenter and patron saint of workers.
Doing good deeds for others came naturally to him, which is why he was so beloved not just at Stonehill, but also at Holy Cross Parish in Easton and at My Brother’s Keeper.
In recognition of his many quiet, effective contributions to life at Stonehill, the headquarters for the Stonehill College Police Department (SCPD) will bear his name and be officially called Brother James Madigan, C.S.C., Carriage House.
“In honoring Brother Jim in this way, may his legacy of caring continue to be an example to all of us about the many ways in which we can contribute to a more ‘just and compassionate’ world,” said President John Denning, C.S.C.
Earlier this year, SCPD moved from the Old Student Union building on the lower campus to the former Education building, which now bears Brother Jim's name.