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Father Timothy McGrath, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1902-1971)

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey on April 6, 1902 he lived in Secaucus, New Jersey and then entered the Passionist Preparatory Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland on September 18, 1918. He professed his Passionist vows on October 22, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was ordained by Bishop Thomas Walsh in the Newark pro-Cathedral on May 29,...


Father Romuald Walsh, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1905-1996)

Born John J. Walsh on March 2, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York. he was the son of Michael Walsh and Margaret Fortune. He attended Brooklyn Public Grammar School from 1912 to 1918, Brooklyn Public High School from 1919 to 1921, and Cooper Union Engineering College, New York from 1921 to 1925. He then proceeded on...


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...


Father Felix Hackett, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province, (1902-1971)

Born Edward Hackett in Boston, Massachusetts on February 14, 1902 he attended Boston Preparatory School before he entered the Passionists. He was professed on August 15, 1920 and ordained on March 12, 1927. Father Hackett was a respected preacher in the United States and Canada. In 1943 he became a military chaplain in the Navy...


Father Donald Nealis, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1901-1977)

Born Sylvester Nealis on August 10, 1901 in Avoca, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Thomas and Mary O’Brien. He graduated from the Wharton School of Finance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He loved music and as a young boy played the piano at a movie theater. Later, he and some friends formed an orchestra. When he...


Father Alexis Scott, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1908-1961)

Born in Medford, Massachusetts on June 24, 1908, he entered the Passionists and took his vows on August 15, 1927. After studies in Rome he was ordained on June 15, 1933 by Archbishop Curley in Baltimore, Maryland. He was professor of philosophy at the Passionist Major Seminary. In 1939 he was assigned to St. Michael’s,...