Father Steven Mudd, C.P., Holy Cross Province (1948-1990)

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Born on December 9, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky he professed his Passionist vows on July 8, 1968 and was ordained on June 4, 1976. After ordination he was manager of the Passionist provincial office of Holy Cross Province. After that he spent the next six years in vocation ministry in Chicago, Illinois and Sierra Madre, California. He completed that assignment as Executive Director of the National Conference of Religious Vocation Directors of Men (NCRVDM). In 1983 he resigned that position to become Director of Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center in Sierra Madre, California where he added a large wing on to the retreat house. He was at this time commissioned as chaplain in the U.S. Navy inactive reserve. In 1987 he was elected superior of the Passionist community, Houston, Texas when ill health forced him to resign and move to Daneo Hall, Chicago where he died.