Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Cyril H. Miron, O. Praem.

Birth: December 31, 1907

Death: September 11, 1958

House: St. Norbert Abbey

Our brother Cyril Miron was born in Chassel , Michigan .  He was vested as a novice after graduation from St. Norbert High in 1925, earned his B.A. degree from the college in 1928, and was appointed to the faculty of St. Norbert High that same year.  He professed solemn vows in 1930.

Ordained in 1932, Cyril was appointed to the first faculty of Archmere, which opened that fall.  There he was moderator of “The Keystone”, the school’s yearbook.  He received an M.A. from Catholic University in 1936, and a Ph. D. in ’38.

After being a member of the college faculty in 1939, Cyril became Master of Novices in 1940.  From 1942 until 1946, he served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army’s Pacific theatre with the rank of major.   

After the war he rejoined the college faculty and taught philosophy to the frats.  His blackboard visual aid drawings consisted of a “Snark”, a combination of a snail and a shark, and a cat, made up of two circles on top of each other, with pointed ears and a tail!  What these signified remains unknown - perhaps ‘Slow as a snail, but quick as a shark,’ and something about cats having nine lives.  Nevertheless, these mysterious illustrationswere a part of every course!

Cyril became prior of the abbey in 1949.  As such, he ruled the choir with an imperiouspitch pipe!  Even the castrati of the Vatican choir would have had trouble reaching the pitches he intoned!

Cyril was appointed pastor in Valier, Montana in 1957. He died there on Thursday, September 11, 1958, at the age of 55.

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