|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1911|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1966|
Fr. Roman was born in Milwaukee, WI on August 9, 1911. He was baptized in St. Josephat Basilica. After his elementary and secondary school training, he applied for admittance to our Order and was affiliated to St. Anthony Province. He made his novitiate in Buffalo, NY (Corpus Christi Convent), and was simply professed on September 15, 1927, and solemnly professed on September 15, 1932. On completing his studies for the priesthood at St. Hyacinth Seminary, Granby, MA, he was ordained to the priesthood on May 26, 1934. His first assignment was at St. Hedwig Parish in Detroit, MI as associate pastor. After his affiliation to St. Bonaventure Province in July, 1939, Fr. Roman filled similar assignments in various parishes laudably and conscientiously. He was promoted to the pastorate in a number of our parishes, e.g., SS Peter and Paul in St. Joseph, MO, St. Stanislaus in Kewanee, IL, St. Stanislaus Kostka in Rockford, IL, and St. Cyril in Sugar Creek, MO.
It was especially during his tenure of office in Rockford, Il, that he manifested his ability as an efficient, determined, and prudent administrator. There he built a new church, which for many years had been the compelling desire of the people. Fr. Roman was a quiet, mild, unassuming man. Everyone was his friend. His beautiful character can be best illustrated by the words of Fr. Constantine Zielinski, the homilist at Fr. Roman's funeral Mass: "I had the privilege to be acquainted with Fr. Roman for over forty years; in that time, I never heard Fr. Roman say an uncharitable remark about anyone." Fr. Roman died of a heart attack in a hospital in Kansas City, MO, where he was taken from Sugar Creek, MO, on June 27, 1966, in the 32nd year of his priesthood. He was buried from St. Josaphat Basilica, Milwaukee, WI, and rests in St. Adalbert Cemetery.
Note: Conventual Franciscan priest
Saint Adalberts Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 06, 2007
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