June 10, 1943 – October 7, 2018
Cale John Crowley was born in Billings, MT on June 10, 1943 to Cale and Catherine (nee Allard) Crowley. He is survived by two brothers, William and Daniel, and one sister, Mary.
Father Crowley was ordained for the Diocese of Great Falls, MT on April 19, 1969, and then joined the Sulpicians. He earned his PhD in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and taught for many years at Saint Joseph’s College in Mountain View. He spent a short time at Theological College in Washington, D.C. as the director of the Basselin scholarship program for studies in philosophy at the Catholic University of America (1984-1988). After teaching for nearly twenty years in the U.S., Father Crowley joined the early Sulpician pioneer missionaries in Zambia. He spent nineteen years in Africa before returning in 2011 to become the Director of St. Charles Villa, later called Villa Olier, where he served as its Director for four years.
Father Crowley died from metastatic lung cancer under hospice care at Villa Olier on October 7, 2018 and was buried in the Sulpician cemetery in Catonsville, MD following the funeral liturgy in the Chapel of Villa Olier on October 12.