Born Gerard Sullivan on December 9, 1905 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he was the son of James Sullivan and Mary Manley. He entered the Passionist novitiate and professed his vows on August 15, 1926. He was ordained on May 22, 1932. Subsequently, he did graduate work in Latin at The Catholic University of America. Receiving his degree, he was assigned to Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk, New York where he was a professor for a while until his health took a toll on him. His last years were spent at Scranton; Brighton, Massachusetts; and Union City, New Jersey.
December 9, 1905
August 15, 1926
May 22, 1932
June 22, 1955
Michael of the Holy Family Sullivan