Paul A. Scanlan, O.S.A.

1884 – 1956 (May 11)

Andrew Scanlan, son of Andrew Scanlan and Mary Reilly, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on November 28, 1884. After completing his early education, he became a candidate for the Province at Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 1901, taking the name Brother Paul. He entered the novitiate in 1907, and professed simple vows on July 7, 1908. He was solemnly professed on November 29, 1914.

Brother Paul served the Province at Saint Rita’s in Philadelphia, PA, where he was the agent for the “Good Counsel” magazine. He also served at the Villanova Monastery, Saint Rita’s in Chicago, Il., Saint Mary’s in Lawrence, MA and at Saint Augustine’s in Ojai, CA, in various roles as sacristan, janitor and printer. Brother Paul retired to the Villanova Monastery because of poor health. He died in Bryn Mawr Hospital on May 11, 1956 at the age of 72, shortly after having suffered a heart attack at the monastery. Father Patrick Dundon, prior of the monastery was celebrant of the Requiem Mass. Father Robert Regan, O.S.A. preached. Brother Paul is buried in the Community Cemetery at Villanova.