Father Pius Trevoy, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1900-1985)

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Born Milton A. Trevoy on December 23, 1900 in Glouccester, Massachusetts, he was the son of George Trevoy and Christiana McDonald. He became an accountant for Graham-Paige automobiles in Boston, Massachusetts and was contemplating marriage. At twenty-five he decided to enter the Passionists. He had no training in Latin; so he was sent for one year to Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk, New York. There he studied along side high school boys. His father was not a Catholic but secretly took instruction and entered the Church on the same day that his son professed his vows: August 15, 1927 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. His religious name was Pius. Both events occurred in the public chapel. In 1929 he and his classmate Alexis Scott were chosen to study in Rome. He was ordained on June 15, 1933. In the spring of 1946 he joined the staff of Sign Magazine as a member of the Mission Department. He was an effective preacher of Sign calls in local parishes. This was important for subscriptions depended upon the people in the pews filling out the subscription slips. Effective preaching was also important in raising money for the China missions. He worked at Sign for thirty-one years and five months. His was the longest service of any Passionist. He was an assistant procurator in the mission department to Father Emanuel Trainor. He was later Field Director and had the responsibility of planning promotional campaigns for the field representatives who preached in the parishes. He died after a hospitalization in Florida.