Born Paul Gibbons Campbell in Dorchester, Massachusetts on January 26, 1900, he was the son of John Campbell and Mary Gibbons. He attended St. Peter’s Elementary School in Dorchester, Boston Latin, Boston English and was at Boston College, then Harvard University. Returning back to Boston College after two years he received his degree in 1922. He then decided to join the Passionists. He was professed on September 9, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania under master of novices Father Stanislaus Grennan, C.P. and ordained on May 25, 1929 by Bishop Thomas J. Walsh of Newark at the cathedral. Assigned to Hunan, China in 1929 he served there until 1949. Upon return to the United States he was in the parish in New Bern, North Carolina until 1953. He contracted Parkinson’s Disease and was transferred to St. Michael’s Union City as the “Church Duty Priest” and remained there until 1966. He then lived in the Passionist communities at Brighton and Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. He died in 1980.
January 26, 1900
September 9, 1923
May 25, 1929
March 9, 1980
Michael Anthony of the Mother of God Campbell