Father Patrick Tully, C.P., Holy Cross Province (1904-1963)

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Born May 16, 1904 in North Tarrytown, New York he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tully. After graduation from high school he worked for the Borden Company. He entered the Passionist Preparatory Seminary, Normandy, Missouri on September 1, 1922. He professed his vows on September 30, 1924 and was ordained on December 20, 1931 by Bishop Sheil, Quigley Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. The first ten years of his priesthood was spent as a professor of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern History at the Preparatory Seminary, Normandy. From 1941 until 1943 he was at Birmingham, Alabama and then from 1943 until 1945 was a military chaplain at Fort McClellan, Alabama. After that he was an assistant pastor at St. Anne Parish, Normandy. In October, 1949 he was given the responsibility to begin St. Gemma’s, the new Passionist parish in Detroit, Michigan. He spent the next fourteen years there. During this time a large school, a temporary church, and a convent were built. He had a heart attack from which he died.