Born John Gaskin on July 28, 1891 in Newark, New Jersey, he was a member of St. James Parish. He heard Father James Molloy, C.P. preach and that motivated him to enter the Passionist Preparatory Seminary, Dunkirk, New York. He then went to the novitiate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and professed his vows on October 6, 1907. His religious name was Charles. He was educated at Scranton, Pennsylvania and was ordained on May 26, 1915 in West Hoboken, New Jersey. He served as a parish priest and was an Army military chaplain in France during the First World War. He then was a preacher of missions and retreats. He died from a heart attack as he was preparing to give a mission in Troy, New York.
July 28, 1891
October 6, 1907
May 26, 1915
April 26, 1951
Charles of the Most Holy Rosary Gaskin