Rev. Carleton Sage Taught at St. Mary's

January 22, 1991

A Mass of Christian burial for the Rev. Carleton M. Sage, S.S., who taught at Catholic University, at St. Mary's Seminary and in Guatemala, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady Queen of the Angels Chapel, at what is now the Charlestown Retirement Community at 715 Maiden Choice Lane.

Father Sage, who was 86 and lived at St. Charles Villa, the retirement home of the Sulpicians, died Friday at St. Agnes Hospital after an illness of several months.

He retired in 1978 after teaching in seminaries and helping in parishes in Guatemala since 1965, when he completed studies in Spanish at the University of Arizona and in Mexico.

He joined the St. Mary's Seminary faculty on Paca Street in 1950 after teaching history at the Catholic University in Washington since 1937.

Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., he graduated from Yale University and did graduate work at Cambridge University and the Union Theological Seminary in New York before becoming a Catholic and studying for the priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary.

Ordained in 1935 in the same chapel where the funeral Mass will be offered, Father Sage joined the Society of St. Sulpice. The chapel then served St. Charles College, a part of St. Mary's Seminary, one of several operated by the order.

He also earned his doctorate in history while teaching at Catholic University.

Father Sage is survived by a nephew, William J. Rodde of Tucson, Ariz.

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