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Necrology

Celtic CrossSpiritan (Holy Ghost) Missionaries are remembered where they are buried. They are buried in many different places, often in their mission countries. Those who died in Ireland are buried in: Kimmage, Deans Grange, Rockwell, Blackrock, Dardistown, Shanganagh and a small number in parish cemeteries throughout Ireland.

The Spiritan Memorial Chapel, which has been developed in Our Lady's transept in Kimmage Manor Church, is a response to the desire in the Irish Province to remember our dead with dignity, to honour them and pray for them.

Around the chapel walls are panels upon which the names of all our deceased confreres, Irish or very closely connected with the Irish Province, are written in gold leaf. The list of names is in chronological order of death.

It is hoped above all that this Memorial will express the pride we have in the missionary achievements of the Spiritan Missionaries and the people who promoted their work, supported them and collaborated with them. The real monument is the great number of communities in many countries which were born through the preaching of the gospel.

May all those remembered in this Spiritan Memorial Chapel reap the rich rewards of their labours in heaven.

This Necrology includes all deceased members of the Congregation:

who were Irish by birth, associated with the Irish Province and those from other Provinces who were closely associated with us, many of whom are buried in Ireland. To view the list please click here. This will take one minute.

It does not presume to include the names of all those from other Provinces who worked for some time in Ireland.

To view Irish Spiritans Remembered by Fr. Sean Farragher please click here for pdf file

It has not always been easy to establish the exact day of death in each case. Generally we adhere to the 'official date', that is the date indicated by the Generalate in its announcements.

The place-name after each entry indicates where a confrere died rather than his place of work.

A short biographical note on our deceased Prelates has been added at the end.

In the list of Deceased Professed Students there are some doubts that all of those mentioned were actually professed. Again, some may have been omitted who were professed in articulo mortis but of whose profession no record was kept.

Ar dheis De go raibh said go leir!