Paulinus Myette, OFM
1913 – 1993
Br. Paulinus Myette, OFM, was born May 25, 1913 in Malden, Mass. He was received as a tertiary brother in 1930 at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., professing temporary vows one year later. Br. Paulinus made his solemn profession in 1935.
He began his ministry as a carpenter in Paterson and when on to serve at Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., and St. Stephen of Hungary Parish, New York City. While at St. Francis Friary, Rye Beach, N.H., Br. Paulinus did carpentry work and served as procurator and vicar. When he moved to St. Stephen Friary, Croghan, N.Y., he served in the brothers’ formation program and initiated workshops to instruct friars in woodworking skills.
One of his final projects was to make 150 oak chairs for Holy Name College. In 1982, Br. Paulinus went to St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, where he assisted the procurator. He worked with faithfulness and a quiet dedication. Throughout his life, Br. Paulinus was a gentle man, always concerned about his fellow friars and dedicated to living a genuine religious life.
He died on Jan. 27, 1993 at New England Medical Center in Boston. Br. Paulinus was 79 years old, a professed friar for 60 years.