Father Bernard Murray was born in 1923 in Ponchatoula, LA. He graduated from Orange High School in 1939, the same year he entered the priesthood. He joined the Abbey of Gethsemani (OCSO) in 1944, made his solemn profession in 1949 and was ordained in 1950.

He had been chaplain at Monasterio Nuestra Señora de Quilvo in Curico, Chile since 1983. Father Murray was 87 years old, had been in monastic vows for 65 years and was a priest for 61 years when the Lord called him on Sept. 23.

Burial was in Rancagua, Chile.