Kieran Glynn, OFM
1937 – 1973
Fr. Kieran Glynn, OFM, was born on Nov. 13, 1937 in Middle Village, N.Y. He first contacted the Franciscan vocation office when he was in the seventh grade, and after his graduation from Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., he entered the novitiate at St. Raphael Friary, Lafayette, N.J., in 1960. He professed temporary vows one year later, made his solemn profession in 1964 and was ordained in 1966.
His first assignment was to St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., where a heart condition soon manifested itself. He left Callicoon and served as a busy hospital chaplain in Tampa, Fla., and Denville, N.J., where he died. Young as he was when the Lord took him, Fr. Kieran’s cheerfulness and friendliness remained his greatest characteristic among friars and students alike. His constant smile was his trademark.
He died on Dec. 15, 1973. Fr. Kieran was 36 years old, a professed friar for 12 years and a priest for seven years.