Archive for May 8th, 2008

On the last day of the Chapter in Lourdes, Father Cormac O’Hora C.P. celebrated the golden jubilee of his ordination. Father Cormac was ordained with Fathers Eustace and Justinian of this community, but was unable to mark his jubilee in December because of illness. After working for some years at our English-speaking community of Saint Joseph’s, avenue Hoche, Paris, he moved to Saint Michael’s Province in 1986 and has been living and working with the French Passionists since then. He is the province’s only Irish member. Here he is, offering Mass with the General, Father Ottaviano, and the Provincial, Father Guy Sionneau C.P.

After the Mass, Father General said a few words, ably translated by Father Philippe.

As you can see, some of these words were quite enthusiastic.

Father Cormac was not the only Irish person present at the Chapter. Among the observers was Sister Myriam-Therese from the Passionist Nuns in Venteuges. Although she was born in England of an English mother, she is actually an Ó hAnnracháin from Skibbereen, County Cork – so don’t ever tell her that she is English!

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