Born John Bayne in Baynesville, Maryland on October 22, 1881, he was the son of William Bayne and Anne Emge. He entered St. Charles College, Ellicott City, Maryland to study for the priesthood but decided that was not his calling and sought to be a religious brother in the Passionists. He went to the Pittsburgh novitiate in 1907 and was professed on July 15, 1908 and had the religious name Joseph. He spent most of his twelve years in religious life at St. Joseph’s Monastery, Baltimore, Maryland where he was a tailor and infirmarian as well as porter at the front door. He also made rosaries and did artistic painting in his spare time. Later he did assume control of the novitiate kitchen in the Pittsburgh novitiate and he was in charge of training Passionist brother candidates. Just while starting this new assignment he became ill and died.
October 22, 1881
July 15, 1908
February 21, 1920
Joseph of the Mother of God Bayne