He Sent Mass By Railroad Train

Posted June 17, 2019 6:50 pm by The Diocese of Charlottetown

He Sent Mass By Railroad Train

Priest: Richard St. John:

Richard was born in Souris in December of 1895 and received his early schooling there.   He then attended St. Dunstan’s College from where he graduated in 1916.   From there he studied theology at the Grand Seminary of Quebec and on December 21, 1919 he was ordained to the priesthood in St. Dunstan’s Cathedral by Bishop Louis O’Leary for service in the Diocese of Charlottetown.  He was posted then to the cathedral where he served as secretary to the bishop and as curate for about four years. 

At that point serious illness intervened which brought him to

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