Deceased Friars


Symphorian Daly, OFM

1881 – 1908

Br. Symphorian Daly, OFM, was born Dec. 31, 1881 in Caherciveen, Ireland. He came to the United States and lived in Providence, R.I. A member of the first graduating class of St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary, he was received into the novitiate in 1906.

He professed temporary vows on Sept. 7, 1907 and died seven months later in Buffalo on April 7, 1908. Br. Symphorian was 26 years old, a professed friar for less than one year.

Each of us should be called a lesser brother, a Friar Minor. Each one of us should wash the feet of the others.”

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Symphorian Daly, OFM

Symphorian Daly

1881 – 1908

Br. Symphorian Daly, OFM, was born Dec. 31, 1881 in Caherciveen, Ireland. He came to the United States and lived in Providence, R.I. A member of the first graduating class of St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary, he was received into the novitiate in 1906.

He professed temporary vows on Sept. 7, 1907 and died seven months later in Buffalo on April 7, 1908. Br. Symphorian was 26 years old, a professed friar for less than one year.