Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Edward Sdano, O. Praem.


Death: June 9, 1986

House: St. Norbert Abbey

Our brother Edward Sdano was born in Milwaukee in 1941.  He joined the Order in 1960 and was solemnly professed in 1965.

Ed was assistant chaplain at the U.W.G.B Ecumenical Center from 1969 until 1971, when he became a member of the formation team of the abbey until 1974.  From 1973 until 1984, he was a counselor at Premontre, and spent those summers as the Director of Camp Tivoli. Following a renewal program in 1982, at Sangre de Cristo in Santa Fe, he was assistant pastor in Mora, New Mexico , and the next year as associate pastor at St. Joseph in Madison.

As a member of the pioneer group that founded Santa Maria de la Vid Priory in Albuquerque , he became the first Norbertine pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in 1985.  During this time he was instrumental in organizing the annual vocation pilgrimage in the archdiocese.  Ed died suddenly of a heart attack on June 9, 1986 at the age of 45.

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