1876 – 1927 (February 7)
Charles Laurence Van Alstyne was born in Montreal, Canada, on August 5, 1876, the son of Charles Van Alstyne, a moulder, and Margaret Hall. He studied with the Christian Brothers in Montreal, and later spent some time with the Trappists.
He was vested at Villanova on December 8, 1908, taking as his religious name, Brother Jerome. He began his novitiate at Villanova on December 15, 1913.
Brother Jerome was, by trade, a plasterer, and did much work in building and repairing the cement walks at Villanova College.
He died at St. Rita High School, Chicago, on February 7, 1927, and is buried in the Augustinian plot at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in that city.