Born October 5, 1900 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, he was the son of Timothy and Mary Cranan Monaghan. He graduated from local grammar school and entered the Passionist Preparatory Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland in 1915. In 1919 he entered the Passionist novitiate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and professed his vows on November 3, 1920. In 1921 he was injured in sporting event, but he was still ordained on March 12, 1927 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Newark, New Jersey. After ordination he was sent to recuperate at the Riverdale, New York residence where he also served as chaplain for a group of religious sisters. From there he began to care for the sick as a hospital chaplain near the Jamaica, New York monastery. Succeeding in this he was made assistant pastor of the Jamaica parish for eleven years. He then went to St. Michael’s Union City, New Jersey and after three years was named pastor. Hospital chaplain work followed at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. It was there that he died.
October 5, 1900
November 3, 1920
March 12, 1927
May 2, 1952
Conor of the Sorrowful Virgin Monaghan