Friday, July 18, 2014



Dear FamilyOnline readers,


Provincial Martin Solma

I learned yesterday, to my great sadness, that Fr. Paul Marshall, 66, died in Ranchi, India, while on a trip to visit with our Indian brothers. Since 2010, Fr. Paul was assistant for temporalities for the Marianist Province of the United States and a member of the Provincial Council. Please pray for his peace and union with our Lord and our Blessed Mother.

A native of Cleveland, Fr. Paul took first vows as a Marianist in 1966 and was ordained in 1976. He graduated from the University of Dayton in 1969. Prior to his service in our Province office in St. Louis, he served UD as rector and assistant professor in the religious studies department. For many years, he was pastor of an urban parish in Cleveland.

Fr. Paul Marshall

Fr. Paul was past president and a current board member of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, and also served on the board of the National Black Catholic Congress.

We will keep you informed about funeral arrangements. Fr. Paul’s death is a great loss to the Province and to the Marianist Family. Please pray for him and thank God for this wonderful religious and brother.


Fr. Martin Solma, SM

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