Fr. Paul Berens (1890-1958)

“Paul the Priest” as he styled himself, was born in Victoria, Kan., among the Capuchins but came to Atchison for an education in 1903.  He entered the Abbey July 2, 1909, finished his college studies at St. John’s, Collegeville, Minn., and began theology there but finished theological studies at Atchison. He was ordained December 15, 1915.  He became infirmarian of the College and teacher of German, Latin, and physiology.

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