Written by James Richardson’s brother, this article gives highlights of the former superior general’s life and career from childhood until 1968. Vincentian influence was present in his life from an early age. He attended a parochial school of the Daughters of Charity and a Vincentian high school, entering the Congregation’s novitiate in Perryville at the age of sixteen. He was later on the faculty of the seminary there. After that, Richardson became a faculty member and librarian of Saint John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California. He was also a canonist and won an important ecclesiastical trial during his time at Saint John’s. He filled many roles in California, becoming the first vice-provincial of the Vice-Province of Los Angeles.
Richardson, John C.M.
"Father Richardson: Some Incidents in his Early Life,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 17:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol17/iss2/1