In Memoriam: Fr. Paul Paproski

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our CCHA member and brother Father Paul Paproski, who died on January 28, 2021 after a great struggle with ALS.

Father Ed Jackman writes this about when he first met Father Paul:

I remember meeting Father Paproski a few years ago when our society met in Calgary. He gave a fine talk on the Benedictine Catholic newspaper, The Prairie Messenger. I was very happy that he could contribute to our proceedings when we were out in Western Canada. Our Canadian Catholic Historical Association prides itself on describing and preserving the history of various Catholic individuals and institutions in Canada. Father Paproski served us well in this regard.

Peter Baltutis also remembers Father Paul from the Calgary conference

“I sat next to Father Paul at the CCHA banquet and, as a result, I ended up visiting St. Peter’s Monastery in Muenster, SK to use their archives ofThe Prairie Messenger. I spent a week living, praying, and doing research with their Benedictine community – it was a very rejuvenating experience (spiritually and professionally). Knowing my love of Catholic history, Father Paul took on me on several guided tours of the monastery grounds and the surrounding community (their community supports a gorgeous historic church just outside of Humboldt. I will hold him – and his community – in my prayers”

Published on: 27 May 2021
Posted by: ccha