Born April 12, 1901 in West Hoboken, New Jersey, he attended St. Michael’s Monastery Parish school. Upon graduation in 1916, he entered the Preparatory Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. He professed his vows in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 20, 1921. He was ordained on June 2, 1928 by Archbishop Walsh in Newark, New Jersey. He served as a parish priest, Dunkirk, New York and was vice-master of novices in Pittsburgh. He served in the diocese of Marquette, Wisconsin under Bishop Paul J. Nussbaum, C.P. as a pastor in one of the parishes. From 1938 until 1941 he was assigned to Australia to assist the Passionists there. During World War II he was a military chaplain in the Air Force and served in Europe and the South Pacific. He was awarded the bronze star. After leaving the army he was a preacher of parish missions and retreats.
April 12, 1901
September 20, 1921
June 2, 1928
January 1, 1970
Brian of the Sorrowful Mother Murphy