Born John Kanzleiter on May 6, 1883, he professed his Passionist vows on January 16, 1900. As a student he studied in Louisville, Kentucky where he said that he arrived at the monastery in a covered wagon. He was ordained on June 13, 1908. He knew the early founders of the Passionists in North America. Among his assignments were preaching in the Brighton, Massachusetts retreat house, pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, Dunkirk, New York from 1923 until 1927, member of the community at Hyattsville, Maryland for student priests at The Catholic University of America. He also was professor of sacred eloquence. After an illness of over two years he died at Brooks Hospital, Dunkirk. At the time of his death he was the oldest Passionist in the province – 92 years and 9 months old.
May 6, 1883
January 16, 1900
June 13, 1908
February 10, 1976
Maurice of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Kanzleiter