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Father Thomas O’Connor, C.P., Holy Cross Province (1842-1913)

Born on March 3, 1842 in Westport, Ireland, as a young boy he came to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was educated in the Catholic schools. It was at that time that he met Father Anthony Calandri who had just brought the Passionists to Pittsburgh. At that time Calandri was residing at Bishop Michael O’Connor’s residence....

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Father Stephen Kealy, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1849-1904)

Born Thomas Kealy on September 22, 1849 in Kyle, Queens County, Ireland, he was the son of John Kealy and Mary McDonald. He was educated in Ireland. This included advanced mathematics. He came to the United States in 1867 and entered the Passionist novitiate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He professed his vows on August 13, 1870....

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Father Justin Carey, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1868-1947)

Born Peter Carey on September 27, 1868 in West Hurley, a suburb of Kingston, New York. He was the son of John Carey and Mary Larkin. Educated in the local schools he then went to the boy’s academy in Watertown, New York. When he was sixteen he entered the Passionist novitiate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and...

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Father Joseph Amrhein, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1858-1914)

Born Joseph Adam Amrhein on March 19, 1858 in Birmingham (later Southside), Pennsylvania, he professed his Passionist vows in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 25, 1874. His religious name was Joseph. On October 12, 1876 he sailed from Philadelphia to Rome to continue his studies and was ordained to the priesthood at St. John Lateran Basilica...

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Father John Thomas Stephanini, C.P. (1835-1896)

While Fr. Stephanini died as a member of Presentation Province in Rome Italy, he contributed much as a member of St. Paul of the Cross Province in earlier years. He was born in Allimiere, within the diocese of Civita Veccia, in the Papal States on September 11, 1835 to Giuseppe Stephanini (Stefanini) and Teresa Tonti....

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Father Gerard Rooney, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1908-1973)

Born October 8, 1908, he professed his Passionist vows on August 15, 1928 and was ordained on April 28, 1934 at St. Ann’s Monastery, Scranton, Pennsylvania. After ordination he did post-graduate studies at Fordham University and then was a professor for eleven years in the Passionist seminary where he taught Sacred Scripture, Hebrew, and Ecclesiastical...

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Father Gabriel Gorman, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1895-1964)

Born Walter M. Gorman on March 9, 1895 in Binghamton, New York, he was the son of Walter Gorman and Mary Butler. He attended public elementary school, Central High School and St. Patrick’s Academy. He went to the Passionist Preparatory Seminary, Baltimore, Maryland in 1915. After one year he entered the novitiate at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...