From a note written on the day of his death, by his spiritual director Fr. Leopold Beccaro.
Day and night he fought to arrest the spread of schism
TODAY, Tuesday, January, 3, 1871, at 7:15 in the morning, Fr. Cyriac (Kuriakos) Elias of the Holy Family, the first Prior, died after a life of great innocence. He could declare before his death he had never lost his baptismal innocence. He was exercising himself in the practice of virtues,