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Father Regis Boyle, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1898-1949)

Born John Boyle on March 18, 1898 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania he was the son of John and Minnie Hoare Boyle. He was educated at Epiphany School and St. Mary’s High School which were conducted by the Sisters of Mercy. He went to the Passionist Preparatory College at St. Joseph Monastery, Baltimore, Maryland in 1914. On...

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Father Paulinus Hughes, C.P., Holy Cross Province (1894-1960)

Born William Michael Hughes on May 9, 1894 in Welton, Iowa, he was the son of Michael and Anna Pinter. His mother died when he was three so the family farm was sold and he lived with his uncle. He attended St. Ambrose Academy in Davenport, Iowa and upon graduation spent three and one half...

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Father Norman Kelly, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1897-1974)

Born August 18, 1897 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Alex Kelly and Catherine Maley. He completed elementary school at St. Canices and then went to the Passionist Seminary, Baltimore, Maryland. He professed his vows on September 15, 1916 in Pittsburgh and was ordained on January 21, 1923. He was a preacher of...

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Father Maurice Sullivan, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1912-1993)

Born James Sullivan on March 30, 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was the son of James and Elizabeth Sullivan. The family lived in Sheridan, Pennsylvania. He went as a young boy to the devotions at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania monastery. He professed his vows on August 15, 1933 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. His religious name was...

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Father Malachy Hegarty, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1902-1976)

Born James Aloysius Hegarty on October 12, 1902 in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the son of William and Catherine Sullivan Hegarty. He attended Ascension Elementary School (1909-1916) and Roman Catholic High School of Philadelphia (1916-1917). In 1918 he decided to enter the Passionist Preparatory Seminary at St. Joseph’s Monastery, Baltimore, Maryland....