Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Samuel Donald Jadin, O. Praem.

Birth: February 1, 1931

Death: February 2, 2020

House: St. Norbert Abbey

Father Jadin was born in Luxemburg, Wisconsin to the late Edward and Tillie (Vincent) Jadin.  His home parish was St. Kilian in New Franken, Wisconsin.
After graduating from Central Catholic High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Father Jadin entered the Norbertine Order and was vested as a novice on 1948-08-28.  He professed Simple Vows on 1950-08-28.
Father Jadin attended St. Norbert College in De Pere, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy in 1952.  He continued his theology studies at St. Norbert Abbey and professed Solemn Vows on 1953-08-28.  He was chosen to attend the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy for doctoral studies in theology.  He was ordained to the priesthood in Rome on 1955-06-29.
Over the next 29 years, Father Jadin served as a faculty member at several higher education institutions including St. Norbert College; Benedictine University in Illinois; Madonna College and Siena Heights College in Michigan (where he was also a chaplain); St. John’s and St. Cloud University in Minnesota; and Aquinas Institute of Theology in Iowa.
In 1984, he returned home to St. Norbert Abbey for a year.  Father Jadin was appointed House Superior at St. Michael Priory in Green Bay.  He undertook a new ministry of adult education and conducted classes in scriptural studies in diocesan parishes.  He remained involved in diocesan marriage preparation programs both in the Green Bay area and Minnesota.  Father Jadin also served as Campus Minister at St. Cloud University in Minnesota.
For the next 21 years, he was chaplain at Holy Family Convent in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  He retired to St. Norbert Abbey in 2012.
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