Now will I praise those godly men, our ancestors, each in his own time: The abounding glory of the Most High’s portion, his own part, since the days of old. ~Sirach 44:1-2
The occasion for our praise, this time, is a sad one. The St. Paul Center mourns the passing of Dr. David B. Warner, who served as our interim director during our crucial formative period, 2003-2004. Since then, he has remained with us as a Senior Fellow.
Just fifty-five years old, Dr. Warner died on Ascension Thursday after a long battle with cancer. His life was rich with accomplishments.
He started his career as teacher and principal at Covenant Community School in Santa Rosa, California 1979-1986. He taught at Franciscan University (Steubenville, Ohio, and Gaming, Austria) 1988-1995. He was the director of the biblical and catechetical institutes in the Archdiocese of Denver 1995-2001. He served as the academic dean and department chair of philosophy and theology at Ave Maria College of the Americas in Nicaragua from 2001-2002. His final post, before medical retirement, was as president of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College in Barry’s Bay, Ontario from 2007-2010.
Most dear to him, though, was his family. We extend our condolences to his wife of thirty-five years, Patrice, their five children and many grandchildren.
We ask our patrons and readers to remember Dr. Warner and his family. Those who have known any benefit from the work of the Center owe a debt to this godly man.