Born Francis M. Hay on May 31, 1893 on Paterson Plank Road in Jersey City, New Jersey he was the son of Francis C. Hay and Harriet M. Mead. He took his Passionist vows on March 6, 1914 and ordained in Brighton, Massachusetts on January 21, 1923. Father Hay served as a Passionist preacher in North Carolina on the chapel car apostolate for three years. This specially constructed Pullman car had living quarters for the priest missionary, an altar for celebrating Mass, and a seating capacity for sixty-six people. During that time Father Hay preached 52 missions. From 1932 to 1935 he was Rector of St. Joseph’s Monastery, Baltimore, Maryland. Except for the last several months of his life in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Father Hay lived as a member of the Holy Cross Seminary community in Dunkirk, New York.
May 31, 1893
March 6, 1914
January 21, 1923
November 6, 1979
Luke of Our Lady of the Rosary Hay