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Bishop Reginald Arliss, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1906-1996)

Born on September 8, 1906 in East Orange, New Jersey, he professed his Passionist vows on August 15, 1928. Ordained on April 28, 1934, he was assigned to be a missionary in Hunan, China where he directed the St. Joseph’s regional seminary in the Yuanling, Hunan diocese. In 1949 the Communists put him under house...

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Bishop Quentin Olwell, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1898-1972)

Bishop Olwell was the first Passionist bishop in the Philippines. Born Charles Bertram Olwell on November 4, 1898 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of James and Ellen Evans Olwell. He professed his Passionist vows on September 15, 1916. He was ordained on February 4, 1923 at St. Vincent’s Abbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania...

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Father Paul Placek, C.P., Holy Cross Province (1919-1996)

Born on May 22, 1919 in Weston, Nebraska he was professed on July 10, 1939 and was ordained on June 30, 1945. After ordination he worked in the United States and then volunteered for China but had to leave when the Communists came to power. From 1947 until 1949 Father Placek was a Vice-Master and...

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Father Leonard Amrhein, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1911-1990)

Born September 3, 1911, he had relatives who had entered the Passionists. After graduating from elementary school he entered the Passionist Preparatory Seminary. He professed his vows on August 15, 1931 and was ordained on May 30, 1938. After some more studies he went to China in January 1940. He studied the language in Beijing...

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Father Lawrence Mullin, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1916-1980)

Born Hubert Mullin on July 19, 1916, he was the son of James Mullin and Elizabeth Gantly Mullin. He received his elementary education in Jersey City, New Jersey and went to St. Michael’s Monastery School, Union City, New Jersey. He went to the Passionist Preparatory Seminary, Dunkirk, New York. He professed his vows on August...

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Father John Hanlon, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1928-1992)

Born March 12, 1928 he went to Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk, New York. He professed his vows on August 15, 1949 and received the name Francis. He was ordained on April 28, 1956. He was assigned to Toronto, Canada and then went to the Philippines as a member of the second group of missionaries. This...

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Father Harold Reusch, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1927-1993)

Born April 4, 1927 in Rochester, New York, he professed his vows on August 15, 1947 and was ordained on February 27, 1953. Father Reusch was regional vicar of the Philippines from 1981 until 1983, vice provincial there from 1983 until 1988, Passionist General Consultor based in Rome from 1988 until 1993. He was organized,...

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Father Albinus Lesch, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1912-1989)

Born Raymond Lesch on June 14, 1912 in Auburn, New York, his father was a business leader and his mother a teacher. He entered the Passionists and professed his vows on August 15, 1934 and received the religious name Albinus. He was ordained on May 1, 1941. After sacred eloquence he was director of students...