McAndrew, Father Miles

1966, September 6

Date of Birth: 1900, August 24

Miles McAndrew was born on August 24, 1900 in Archbald, Pennsylvania. His early education was in the schools of his native town. In 1917 he entered St. Thomas College in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and came, in 1920 to St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his B.A. in 1921 and his M.A. in 1922. From St. Mary’s he went to the Sulpician Seminary (not Theological College) at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he obtained his S.T.B. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 15, 1926.

After ordination Father McAndrew taught at St. Charles College in Catonsville, Maryland in 1926-1927. In 1927 he was appointed to St. Mary’s Seminary to teach Sacred Scripture and Hebrew. He made his Solitude in Catonsville in 1928-1929, after which he returned to St. Mary’s for a year.

He attained his S.T.L. from St. Mary’s in 1935 although he had been teaching at St. Patrick’s Seminary in San Francisco since 1930. He continued at St. Patrick’s, teaching Sacred Scripture there until 1952. In that year Father McAndrew returned east to join the faculty at St. Mary’s Seminary, Roland Park, until his retirement in 1964.

Father McAndrew’s zeal was not confined to the seminary. He was active in fraternal organizations in his hometown and served as president of the Catholic Total Abstinence Society of America. After suffering a heart attack, he died in St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore on September 6, 1966.

Adapted from The Voice and from his “Personal Data” sheet.