Beloved long time superior of the Franciscan Brothers of Peace of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Br. Paul Joseph O'Donnell, fbp, age 55, of St. Paul, died February 20, 2015. Br. Paul was a dedicated, nationally recognized leader within the right-to-life movement, advocating for the human rights and dignity of the unborn, handicapped, elderly, and a heart for serving the spiritually and bodily poor. He was a co-founder and president of Pro-Life Action Ministries, founding board member of Human Life Alliance and chairman of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network. Deeply loved and survived by his religious community; Brothers, Joseph Katzmarek, Pio King, John Mary Kaspari, Conrad Richardson, James Voeller, Seraphim Wirth, Maximilian Connelly, Juniper Barlett, Benedict Gerard Kelley, Dominic Michael Hart, and Postulants Nicholas Listi and Ricardo Pagba, all of St. Paul. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles (Danny) and Mary Kaye O'Donnell; and survived by five siblings; Stephen (Christene) O'Donnell, Diane Nyberg, Barbara (Rolland) McCann, Patrick O'Donnell, Timothy (Theresa) O'Donnell; and twenty nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, February 26, 5-7PM followed by wake service at 7PM at the Church of St. Columba, 1327 Lafond Ave., St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 27, 10AM, Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave., St. Paul. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at Cathedral. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, Pro-Life Action Ministries, or Franciscan Brothers of Peace. 651-698-0796
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Published by Pioneer Press from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25, 2015.