A graduate of St Mary’s College, Rathmines in his native Dublin, Fr Tom was one of over three dozen Irish Spiritans ordained in 1955.
He worked in Nigeria for a decade and a half in educational roles until, along with a large number of his fellow Spiritans, he was expelled in 1970 at the end of the Biafran War... Read more
Author:- February 8, 2022
Born in the North Wall area of Dublin, Fr Tom was ordained in 1960. He served in Nigeria for 5 years and was Director of Philosophy for the Irish Province. Holder of a Ph.D. (Islam), he served in pastoral, administrative and educational roles in Kenya for over three decades... Read more
Author:- February 7, 2022
Ordained in 1968, Fr Pat served in Miguta and Thigio parishes of Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi. Returning to Dublin in 1972, he ministered in the new Holy Spirit, Greenhills parish for over a decade. The appointment allowed the ex-student of Rockwell College to play hurling again, with An Caisleán and Robert Emmets!
Author:- January 15, 2022
Having first arrived in the country in 1996, the Spiritans support Mozambique’s poorest people through education and accompaniment. Inyazónia, where I am based, is one of the two missions that we have in rural areas; Itoculo is the other. We also have communities in Beira, an important sea-port city and centre of commerce, and in Nampula, and we have been asked by Mozambique’s bishops to take responsibility for the senior inter-diocesan seminary which is located in the capital city, Maputo.
Author:- January 12, 2022