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Fr Brian Quin SM(0)

May 2, 2018

Born 6 February 1937

Professed 11 January 1968

Ordained 24 June 1972

Died 24 March 2018

Edited eulogy by Fr Phil Cody SM

Pikitia ki te tihi o tōu maunga kia pupuri ai te ātaahua o Rangi rāua ko Papa.
Climb to the top of your mountain and there you will grasp the harmony of Heaven and Earth.
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Fr Kevin O’Donoghue sm

Born in Hastings, 5 January 1926

Professed 11 February 1946

Ordained 17 December 1950

Died at the Home of Compassion, Silverstream, 31 July 2017

It is said that Kevin cut quite a figure in Hastings as a youngster: bright eyed, bursting with musical ability, playing the piano for all sorts of activities.… More

Fr Terence Fitzpatrick sm

In Fr Terry’s life, two qualities, consistent all through his life, stand out for me: his strong, determined personality; and his real concern for people allied with an ability to connect with them.

Fr Kevin Francis Peter Mears sm

Born in Westport, 11 January 1935

Professed 9 February 1955

Ordained 7 July 1959

Died in Kaikoura, 24 December 2016

Thanks to Fr John Craddock sm, for this edited version of his eulogy. 

Allow me to take the name MEARS itself and use it as an acronym for this tribute.… More


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