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Remembering Donald P. Senior, C.P. - d. 11-8-22

11/09/2022 11:02 AM | Anonymous

The CTSA remembers and prays for longstanding member Donald P. Senior, C.P. who died on Tuesday, November 8.

Eternal rest grant unto Don, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Living Word or Dead(ly) Letter: A Response to Sandra Schneiders, CTSA Proceedings 47 (1992): 61-68.

Joyce Duriga, Ed. Father Donald Senior reflects on 60 years of religious life. ChicagoCatholic: Newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago (Chicagoland, Wednesday, July 22, 2020). 

Letter from Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, President, Catholic Theological Union (CTU) and Thomas Brown, Chair of the Board of Trustees to the CTU Community follows:

Dear CTU Community,

We share with deepest sorrow that Rev. Donald P. Senior, CP entered eternal life on November 8, 2022.

With immense gratitude, we celebrate Fr. Don’s life and the extraordinary gifts he embodied as a world-renowned biblical scholar, prolific writer, and extraordinary pastoral leader. Fr. Don’s devotion to his family, to the Passionist Order, and to the extensive CTU community was unmatched.

More information will be forthcoming on the tremendous impact Fr. Don's life has had on Catholic Theological Union, on theological studies, on faith communities in Chicago and around the world, and on the Catholic Church.

We rejoice that he now experiences the fullness of God’s love for all eternity. 

Arrangements are pending.  


Sr. Barbara Reid, OP
Thomas Brown
Chair of the Board of Trustees


  • 11/09/2022 1:42 PM | Sister Mary C Boys SNJM
    Donald Senior was a magnificent person and a great scholar. My condolences to his many friends and colleagues, especially at Catholic Theological Union. His death is a loss for our church and world.
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  • 11/10/2022 9:06 AM | Anneliese Sinnott
    Many years ago Don Senior came to our Weber Center (Adrian) for a weekend. I attended, and it completely changed my thinking. As a result I pursued theological studies and ended up teaching at Ecumenical Theological Seminary. I will always be grateful for his wisdom.
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  • 11/13/2022 4:03 PM | Mary Sheehan
    I remember Don Senior from my time in Louvain, Belgium. We had a wonderful group of doctoral students there from the US, UK, Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, and NZ and we often got together socially. Don was a gracious friend and I saw him for the last time at CTU in Sept, 2019. He is in the fullness of God's Light and Life and Love now. I can hear God saying to him: "Well done, my dear Don, preaching, teaching, healing, and administering, too!" And Don is gabbing too with his NT Leuven Professor, Frans Neirynckx!
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