Friday, November 27, 2009

Fr. McGarry's Burial This Saturday

The late Fr. Cecil McGarry, a renowned Theologian and scholar will be laid to rest on Saturday November 28, 2009 at the Jesuit Cemetery of Pedro Arrupe Jesuit Community in Nairobi, after viewing the body and celebrating the Requiem Mass at St. John the Evangelist parish.

The missionary with the Society of Jesus (popularly known as Jesuits) died on Tuesday night, 24, November, 2009, after suffering from prostrate cancer.

Fr. McGarry, who clocked 80 years in January this year, is well known for his vast knowledge in Theology as well as his immense contribution in pre- and post first African Synod.

He had taught, mentored and administered in various institutions of learning during his priestly ministry.

Born on January 1, 1929, in Ireland, the late Fr. McGarry joined the Jesuit Novitiate in 1946, where he was ordained priest in 1964.

He graduated with a doctorate in Theology form the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and was appointed as the Rector of Minntown Park Institute in Dublin, Ireland.

In 1968, he became the Provincial of Ireland for his congregation of Society of Jesus.

In 1984, the late was among the founding staff of the Jesuits Hekima Theological College (Pictured above), where he served as the Dean of studies and a professor, until 1994, where he took over as the Rector of th Institution, a post he held till 1998.

The following year, Fr. McGarry moved to Mwangaza Spiritual Centre (Pedro Arrupe Jesuit Community), where he lived and worked until his death.

May God Rest His Soul In Peace!

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