While here in Fatima, many of the pilgrims with me will be offering prayers and good wishes for our brother, Declan Corish OP, who will be ordained a priest tomorrow (Sunday 22nd June 2008) in his native parish (Tagoat) in Co. Wexford by the bishop of Ferns Dr. Denis Brennan.
Since joining the Order in 2002, Declan has lived and studied in our communities in Limerick, Rome and Dublin. A horticulturist by profession, Declan worked for the Parks Department for South Dublin County Council prior to joining the Order. He now awaits his first assignation as a priest this coming September.
The Irish Province rejoices in our brother's ordination to the priesthood. But the province is also very fortunate this year in that later in the summer (September) we will have new novices, brothers making first profession in the Order and brothers making solemn profession in the Order. News of these events will be posted later as details are announced.
Let us thank God for his goodness.