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Thomas McGlynn was born May 23,1906. His parents were Frank McGlynn and Rose O'Beirne. His father was an actor, famous for his stage portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. He received the habit of the Dominican Order September 8, 1925, taking the religious name of Brother Matthew. He was ordained a priest May 20, 1932 at St. Dominic's Church, Washington, DC by Archbishop Michael J. Curley of Baltimore, Maryland. He received the diploma in sculpture from the Royal Academy in Rome in 1934. He then studied at Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, under the guidance of Carl Milles. After an apostolic ministry which included teacher, pastor, writer, he went to Pietrasanta, Italy in 1956 to sculpt the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. He remained in Italy until his untimely death September 3, 1977.