Myles Glynn, OFM
1924 – 1997
Fr. Myles Glynn, OFM, was born on Sept. 20, 1924 and baptized Sylvester. He entered the parish school in 1930, where he met Fr. Boniface Hanley, OFM. The two remained lifelong friends, entering St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., together in 1938. They were received into the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary in Paterson, N.J., in 1944 and professed temporary vows in 1945. Both made their solemn profession in 1948 and were ordained to the priesthood in 1950.
From 1951 to 1952, Fr. Myles served at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y. He then received permission to minister at the Province’s mission in Goias, Brazil, where he stayed for 45 years. During that time, he served in a variety of roles, including as pastor, seminary rector, cleric master, guardian, college professor and administrator, contributing mightily to the mission’s spectacular progress. He won the Brazilians’ hearts and inspired many to join the Order. He returned to the United States, entering Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J., in 1997.
He died there on Oct. 16, 1997. Fr. Myles was 73 years old, a professed friar for 52 years and a priest for almost 47 years. His older brother was Fr. Alan Glynn, OFM.