|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1874|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1935|
Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on August 8, 1874, Michael Carey attended Boston College and entered the Paulist community in the summer of 1897. He made his first profession on December 20, 1900, and was ordained the following year on September 21st.
After parish work in New York in the first decade of the 20th Century he was appointed the second Paulist pastor of St. Austin's parish in Austin, Texas, in 1910, and helped build the Newman Club next to the church. He later moved on to parish work in San Francisco and Chicago, and in 1922 became Superior of St. Paul's College in Washington, D.C.
A kindly and soft-spoken rector who was greatly respected by the students, he taught dogmatic theology courses and coordinated Paulist education with the Sulpicians and Catholic University.
He left Washington in 1925, served a term as chaplain of the University of Minnesota Newman Club and was then appointed Pastor in Toronto in 1929.
Diagnosed with cancer in the early 1930's, he refused treatment and resigned his post. As his case became hopeless, he returned to his home in Massachusetts and died surrounded by his family.
Fr. Carey was remembered by his former student Harold J. Speetzen as "a gentle, mild man, in every sense, a priestly priest." He died at the age of 61 after 34 years as a Paulist priest.
Saint Paul the Apostle Church
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: Church Basement: Not Open to the Public
Maintained by: Paulist Archives
Originally Created by: Esperer
Record added: Nov 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44547705
Rest In Peace, Father Michael!|
Added: Jul. 4, 2011