Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Roger W. Paider, O. Praem.

Birth: December 6, 1913

Death: October 13, 1985

House: Daylesford Abbey

Our brother Roger Paider was born in Pilsen, Wisconsin in 1913.  After graduating from St. Norbert High, he was vested in the Order in 1932, professed in 1934 and ordained in 1939.   

After having been on the faculty of St. Norbert High from 1936 until 1941, he was transferred to Central Catholic, where he remained until 1944.  

From 1944 until 1961, he taught at Archmere, becoming temporary Prior and Headmaster in 1945. 

Roger studied library science at Villanova in the ‘50’s and was head librarian at Archmere from 1951 until 1958, when he was appointed Superior.  

When Daylesford became independent from DePere in 1963, Roger joined the East and continued as Novice Master at Daylesford from 1961 until 1965.  In 1965, he was named House Superior and Librarian at Bishop Neumann High School, a post he held until 1969. 

From 1970 to 1976, Roger was Chaplain at the Dominican Retreat House in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and from there was made Pastor of St. John’s in Essexville from 1976 until his retirement to the priory at Bishop Neumann in 1982.  

Roger died at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital in Philadelphia on Sunday, October 13th, 1985 at the age of 71.

Roger, a big man with a big heart, was loved and esteemed by all who knew him.  When his huge hand hit you on the back, you knew who was present, and when he laughed, the whole house shook!  No one was ever outside the scope of his friendship and concern.

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