Father Urban Manley, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1892-1963)

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Born on December 22, 1892 in Baltimore, Maryland, his early education was at the St. Mary’s Industrial School. From there he entered the Passionist Preparatory Seminary at St. Mary’s, Dunkirk, New York. He professed his vows on March 24, 1911 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was ordained on June 14, 1919 at St. Michael’s Monastery Church, West Hoboken, New Jersey. He was appointed prefect and director of students, Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk from 1919 until 1926. He was also vicar at St. Joseph’s, Baltimore; St. Paul’s, Pittsburgh; and St. Gabriel’s, Brighton, Massachusetts. He was a preacher of missions and retreats and was hospital chaplain at Laurel Hill or Snake Hill, New Jersey from 1936 until 1948. He was pastor of St. Joseph’s Monastery Church, Baltimore from 1948 until 1951 and superior of the Riverdale, New York residence from 1955 until 1958. Approximately two weeks before his death he complained of abdominal pains and entered St. Joseph’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. For care of his kidney he was sent to Mercy Hospital where he eventually died.