Louis W. Tierney, O.S.A.

1891 – 1932 (August 30)

Louis William Tierney, son of William Tierney and Ella Burns, was born in Hoosick Falls, New York, on April 9, 1891. He was baptized in the parish church of the Immaculate Conception there, and attended St. Mary’s Academy. Louis was accepted for the Order, was vested on June 25, 1910, and made his first profession of vows on the same date in 1911.

On September 15, 1911, he set sail for Italy with four other professed students aboard the SS. Verona, with the Augustinian study house in Viterbo as their destination. Louis professed Solemn Vows in Rome before Assistant General Polignano on November 1, 1914, and on June 9, 1915, returned to the United States with thirteen other American professed students and two American Augustinian priests. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 27, 1916, in the Philadelphia Cathedral by Archbishop Edmond Prendergast together with Fathers Colgan, Corr, Mullins, Campbell and Spirali.

Father Tierney was assigned to Holy Rosary Parish in Lawrence, Massachusetts in June, 1918. The Provincial Chapter of 1926 placed him de familia at St. Augustine, Philadelphia, and in 1929 he was transferred to San Diego, California, and was assigned procurator of the community there. The Chapter of 1932 assigned him as sub-prior and sacristan of the San Diego community.

Father Tierney died on August 30, 1932 while visiting the home of his parents in Newburg, New York. He was 41 years old. He is buried in Saint Augustine Cemetery, Troy, New York.