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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.


“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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