Born Eugene McGuire on June 3, 1916 in the Bronx, New York, he was the son Eugene McGuire and Margaret Graham. He went to Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk, New York and professed his Passionist vows on August 15, 1937 when he received the name Ambrose. On December 19, 1943 he was ordained a priest by Bishop Cuthbert O’Gara, C.P. First he was assigned as a teacher at Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk. After World War II he went to the German foundation. He returned to the United States to teach again and serve as Director of Students. He then served as an Army Chaplain in Texas, Germany and Korea. Father McGuire then went back to Germany to serve as Vicar. Upon his return to the United States he served in the Passionist parishes in Baltimore, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Jamaica, New York. Father McGuire had a strong, and at times stubborn personality, but overall exhibited a kindness in his ministry. He had a hobby of photography.
June 3, 1916
August 15, 1937
December 19, 1943
November 21, 1984
Ambrose of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary McGuire