Paul Edel, OFM
1886 – 1911
Fr. Paul Edel, OFM, was born Nov. 25, 1886 in Olean, N.Y. A graduate of St. Bonaventure College, Allegany, N.Y., he entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., in 1905, professing temporary vows one year later. He made his solemn profession in 1909.
Because of ill health, Fr. Paul was sent to Denver, where he was ordained a priest with a special dispensation at age 23 in 1910. He died in Denver on Jan. 14, 1911, seven months after his ordination. Fr. Paul was 24 years old, a professed friar for five years and a priest for less than one year.