Terence Reynolds, OFM
1912 – 1986
Fr. Terence Reynolds, OFM, was born Aug. 19, 1912 in Lawrence, Mass. After six years at St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y., he entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., in 1932. He professed temporary vows one year later, made his solemn profession in 1936 and was ordained in 1939.
He was assigned to Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., for three years, and then began higher studies in English literature at Harvard University. For the next 13 years, he spent time between Siena and Harvard until he received his doctorate in English literature in 1956. Two years later, he was assigned to the editorial department of St. Anthony’s Guild.
In 1961, Fr. Terence joined the English department at St. Bonaventure University, Allegany, N.Y., and later became dean of the graduate school. After eight years, he joined the faculty at the University of Scranton, Pa. He began ministry in 1975 at St. Anthony Shrine, Boston, where he worked until his retirement four years later.
He died on April 11, 1986 in St. Francis Hospital, Olean, N.Y. Fr. Terence was 73 years old, a professed friar for 52 years and a priest for 46 years.