Born Michael D. Collins on April 12, 1909 in the Bronx, New York, he was the son of Michael and Mary Dineen. He professed his Passionist vows on August 15, 1929. His religious name was Christopher. He was ordained on May 30, 1936. He graduated from The Catholic University of America and went on for more studies at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. Father Collins was a professor at Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk, New York and the Passionist Junior College, West Hartford, Connecticut. In both places he was also the Dean of Studies. When the Passionist seminary system came to an end he became a preacher. He also wrote a Current Fact and Comment column each month for Sign Magazine and was province archivist. In September 1979 he joined the retreat house staff in Riverdale, New York.
April 12, 1909
August 15, 1929
May 30, 1936
April 6, 1988
Christopher of Jesus Crucified Collins