The Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM, Archives
The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province and the New York City Fire Museum present the Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM, Archives, a collection of more than 700 items connected to Fr. Mychal’s life and ministry. Fr. Mychal was serving as a chaplain for the FDNY when he was killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Fr. Mychal’s death touched and inspired many who struggled to understand the terrorist attacks and who were deeply moved by his heroic actions.
A summary of the contents included in the archive can be viewed by clicking here. Those who are interested in viewing a specific item from the collection are encouraged to contact the FDNY Museum at (212) 691-1303.
Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 11, 1933. After one year at St. Francis Prep in Brooklyn, he enrolled at St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y.
In 1954, he was received into the Province at St. Bonaventure Friary in Paterson, N.J., and professed temporary vows the following year. Fr. Mychal professed solemn vows in 1958 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1961 in Washington, D.C.
Fr. Mychal served in a variety of priestly roles and held a deep love for the people of New York City. More information about his life is available here.