Clement Raab, OFM
1874 – 1939
Fr. Clement Raab, OFM, was born in Tiefenbach, Germany, on July 14, 1874. He received the habit from Fr. Denis Schuler, OFM, on Dec. 26, 1890, and pursued his studies in Paterson N.J. He professed temporary vows Dec. 27, 1891, and made his profession of solemn vows on Dec. 27, 1894.
Fr. Clement was ordained a priest in the Chapel of Seton Hall College, South Orange, N.J., on Dec. 18, 1897. He taught at St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., for nine years and St. Stephen Friary in Croghan, N.Y., for 11 years. He was the first novice master of Holy Name Province. He also served as pastor in Butler, N.J., and Croghan and became a popular preacher of parish missions and retreats.
Fr. Clement died in St. Mary’s Hospital in Hoboken, N.J., on May 7, 1939. He was 64 years old, a professed friar for 47 years, and a priest for 41 years.