Louis Farrell, OFM
1892 – 1950
Fr. Louis Farrell, OFM, was born on July 7, 1892 in Buffalo, N.Y. After studying at St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., he entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., in 1914. He professed temporary vows one year later, made his solemn profession in 1918, and was ordained in 1921.
He taught at St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon for several years, served as a missionary in China for two years, was the editor of Franciscan for three years, and served as pastor at St. Patrick’s Parish in Buffalo, N.Y., for four years. The final 12 years of his life were spent as a dedicated assistant at Holy Cross Parish in the Bronx, N.Y.
He died on Nov. 16, 1950 at St. Francis Hospital in the Bronx. Fr. Louis was 58 years old, a professed friar for 35 years, and a priest for 29 years.