Peter Joseph Monahan, was born on May 4, 1882 at St. Lin, L'Assumption, Quebec. After completing his studies at the Grand Seminaire of Quebec, he was ordained on July 4, 1909, and taught for a year at Joliette College before offering his services to the Diocese of Sault St Marie and its missions. His administrative talents were considerable.
On June 12, 1932, he was appointed Bishop for the diocese of Calgary. Consecrated at North Bay on August 10, he was installed in Calgary on August 18.
After three years, he was appointed the third Archbishop of Regina, and was installed here on September 25, 1935. Throughout the hardships of the Great Depression and the war, the diocese saw continual growth. The Archbishop was zealous in recruiting priests from overseas for the many new parishes and institutions that were established.
The last years of his life were marked by illness, however. Archbishop Monahan died in Regina on May 6, 1947. Monahan Funeral
This painted portrait hangs in Holy Rosary Cathedral, Regina.