Rev Leo Scheibel

Rev Leo Scheibel

Birth
Forrest, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Death 9 Jan 1985 (aged 88)
Burial Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 15906974 · View Source
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Born: Albert Scheibel

Last Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

In the year of his birth, his father lost his job because of affiliation with the unions. That led his father to seek work even as far as Albuquerque, New Mexico where he was a railroad fireman leaving Albert to care for his mother, Catherine Donovan. There was no resident priest in Forrest and when the itinerant priest came he often stayed as a guest at their home. After graduating from grammar school one of the priests took him to visit the Passionist Monastery, Chicago, Illinois. After one year there he decided to enter the Passionist novitiate at Louisville, Kentucky. He professed his vows on October 31, 1912 and spent six years of study at St. Paul, Kansas. He was ordained September 12, 1920. This was a year after his classmates as he had been too sick to be ordained with them. In 1929 he was afflicted with sickness and dysentery and was sent to the new foundation at Sierra Madre, California which was built from 1931 until 1932. He developed deep roots there; mission work in Albuquerque led to tuberculosis which led him to be sent to Mexico City, Mexico where he learned Spanish.


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  • Created by: Earl Abbe
  • Added: 27 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15906974
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Leo Scheibel (12 Oct 1896–9 Jan 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15906974, citing Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center Cemetery, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Earl Abbe (contributor 46843447) .