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Memorable Manitobans: St. Clair A. Monaghan (1906-1997)

Cleric, educator.

Born at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on 5 August 1906, son of James Monaghan and Minnie Curran, he entered the Jesuit order in 1926 and was ordained as a priest in August 1939, taking his final vows in August 1943. He served as the Principal of St. Paul's High School (1948-1971) during which time he took a special interest in athletics, particularly the Crusader football team. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 3 June 1997 and was buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Toronto.

Sources:

“Aid for separate schools seen by St. Paul's principal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 June 1971, page 27.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1997, page 35.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2021

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