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Collins, Ignatius, 1881-1961, Capuchin priest

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  • 10 August 1885-21 October 1961

Patrick Joseph Collins was born on Cotter Street in Cork on 10 August 1885. He was the son of Captain Jeremiah Collins, an employee of the Cork Harbour Board, and his wife Honora Collins. He was educated at the Capuchin College in Rochestown, County Cork and he joined the Capuchin Order in 1902, taking Ignatius as his religious name. He graduated with a BA in Philosophy at the Royal University in Cork in 1908. He was ordained a priest in Kilkenny on 29 May 1910. By all accounts he was an outstanding scholar, and he was awarded a Doctorate in Theology and Philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1914. In May 1915, he responded to the call of Cardinal Francis Bourne, Archbishop of Westminster, seeking Catholic priests to act as chaplains in the British armed forces. He was sent to France in August 1915 and acted as a chaplain with the 69th Field Ambulance Corps. During the First World War his division served on the Western Front participating in many major offensives including the Battles of the Somme and Messines. In October 1917, the division was transferred to the Italian Front. In January 1918 Fr. Ignatius was awarded the Military Cross and was promoted to the rank of Major. Following the cessation of hostilities, he was demobilised (in 1919) and he initially returned to Rochestown Friary in Cork. In 1922 he was elected guardian (local superior) of the Capuchin Friary in Kilkenny. He ministered in Kilkenny for the next twenty-one years. In 1943 he was transferred to the Church Street Friary in Dublin and was appointed Vicar of the community. He remained a member of the Dublin fraternity until his death on 21 October 1961.

Baptismal name: Patrick Joseph Collins
Religious name: Fr. Ignatius Collins OFM Cap.
Date of birth: 10 Aug. 1885
Place of birth: Cork
Name of father: Jeremiah Collins
Name of mother: Honora Collins (née Cowhig)
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 24 Aug. 1902
Date of first profession: 17 Sept. 1903
Date of final profession: 31 July 1908
Date of ordination (as priest): 29 May 1910
Educational attainments: BA (RUI) 1909; PhD (Louvain), 1914; MA (RUI) 1915
Date of death: 21 Oct. 1961
Place of death: St. John of God’s Hospital, Stillorgan, Dublin
Place of burial: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Connolly, Clement, 1875-1963, Capuchin priest

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  • Person
  • 30 November 1875-20 April 1963

John Connolly was born in Bagenalstown in County Carlow in 1875. He joined the Capuchin Franciscans at Rochestown Friary in County Cork in February 1892. He took Clement as his religious name upon joining the Order. He was ordained on 7 February 1902. He spent the early years of his priesthood teaching at Rochestown College before moving to Kilkenny and later to Holy Trinity Friary in Cork. For some years he was principally engaged in preaching missions and retreats throughout the country and in 1910 he was formally assigned to the missionary staff of the Irish Capuchin Province. Following the Provincial Chapter of 1922, he was assigned to the United States mission. He served initially in the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, before moving to the west coast. He returned to Ireland in July 1925. On his return, he was assigned to the Capuchin community residing on Church Street in Dublin. He was appointed Vicar of Holy Trinity Friary in Cork in 1933 and was reappointed to that office after the Provincial Chapter of 1934. He continued to reside in Cork until his death on 20 April 1963. He was buried in the cemetery adjoining the Capuchin Friary in Rochestown, County Cork.

Baptismal name: John Connolly
Religious name: Fr. Clement Connolly OFM Cap.
Date of birth: 30 Nov. 1875
Place of birth: Main Street, Bagenalstown, County Carlow
Name of father: Michael Connolly
Name of mother: Elizabeth Connolly (née Moloney)
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 7 Feb. 1892
Date of first profession: 20 Mar. 1893
Date of final profession: 25 Dec. 1897
Date of ordination (as priest): 23 Feb. 1902
Missionary activity: Travelled to Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, United Sates in Dec. 1922; Returned to Ireland in July 1925.
Date of death: 20 Apr. 1963
Place of death: Cork
Place of burial: Cemetery, Rochestown Capuchin Friary, County Cork

Cooney, Eolan, 1913-1999, Capuchin brother

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  • 14 September 1913-29 July 1999

Baptismal name: Timothy Cooney
Religious name: Br. Eolan Cooney OFM Cap.
Date of birth: 14 Sept. 1913
Place of birth: Rylane, County Cork (Diocese of Cloyne)
Name of father: Timothy Cooney (Labourer)
Name of mother: Julia Cooney (née Rourke)
Date of parents’ marriage: 21 Sept. 1905
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 12 Nov. 1934
Date of first profession: 13 Nov. 1935
Date of final profession: 12 Nov. 1938
Date of death: 29 July 1999
Place of death: Nursing home, Mount Desert, Cork
Place of burial: Cemetery, Rochestown Capuchin Friary, County Cork

Corkery, Denis, 1914-1997, Capuchin priest

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  • 6 April 1925-15 November 1997

Denis Corkery was born in Ballyvourney in County Cork on 6 April 1914. He received his early education in Ballyvourney National School and subsequently, attended Rochestown Seraphic College (1929-32) in County Cork. He was received into the Capuchin Order in October 1932 and took Fiacre as his religious name. He made his solemn profession on 4 October 1936 and was ordained to the priesthood on 14 June 1942. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from University College Cork (UCC) in 1936 and graduated with a Master of Arts in 1937. Four years of theological studies followed in Ard Mhuire Friary in County Donegal, after which he returned to UCC to obtain a Doctorate in Philosophy in 1944. He then went to the International Capuchin College in Rome and studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University where he received a Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL) in 1947. On his return to Ireland, he was appointed a lector in theology in Ard Mhuire. He spent three years in the Church Street community in Dublin from 1958 to 1961 after which he was transferred to the Capuchin house in Raheny where he spent the remainder of his life. During this time, he was engaged in pastoral work giving retreats and missions (especially retreats to religious), hearing confessions, preaching and general friary duty. Fluent in both Irish and French, he contributed several articles to various publications and was a frequent contributor to ‘The Father Mathew Record’ (later ‘Eirigh’). He died in Raheny on 15 November 1997 and was buried in the Capuchin plot in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Baptismal name: Denis Corkery
Religious name: Fr. Fiacre Corkery OFM Cap. (he reverted to his baptismal following the Second Vatican Council)
Date of birth: 6 Apr. 1914
Place of birth: Toonlane, Ballyvourney, County Cork (Diocese of Cloyne)
Name of father: John Corkery (Farmer)
Name of mother: Brigid Corkery (née Vaughan)
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 3 Oct. 1932
Date of first profession: 4 Oct. 1933
Date of final profession: 4 Oct. 1936
Date of ordination (as priest): 14 June 1942
Educational attainments: BA, 1st class hons. (1936); MA, NUI (1937); PhD (1944); Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL), Rome (1947)
Date of death: 15 Nov. 1997
Place of death: Raheny, County Dublin
Place of burial: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Corrigan, Salvator Maria, 1835-1919, Capuchin priest

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  • Person
  • 25 April 1835-6 October 1919

William Corrigan was born in Dublin on 25 April 1835. He was received into the Capuchin Order in Italy in 1854 as at this time there existed no novitiate for the training of friars in Ireland. He took Salvator Maria as his religious name upon joining the Order. He was ordained a priest in Bologna on 23 April 1859. He returned to Ireland soon afterwards and ministered in Dublin and Cork until 1867. His time in Dublin was marked by a vigorous campaign to secure funds for the construction of St. Mary of the Angels on Church Street. He became a well-known figure in Smithfield Market, appealing to local traders and sellers for funds to aid the completion of the new Gothic-style church. He also travelled to England and Scotland in search of contributions. In 1868 he was sent to the United States to collect money to defray the enormous debt incurred in building the church. He spent approximately seven years traversing America raising funds. He returned to Dublin in 1875 and resumed his ministry in the Church Street Friary. He was present in Dublin when Fr. Gil de Cortona OSFC, General Minister of the Capuchin Order, came to Ireland on visitation in 1876. Having some knowledge of Italian, Corrigan accompanied the Minister General as an interpreter as he travelled around Ireland to visit the various Capuchin houses. In 1884 Corrigan volunteered for missionary work in the diocese of Allahabad in India. Seemingly a popular cleric, musicians from St. James’s Brass Band played before a large crowd from St. Michan’s Parish who had gathered at North Wall as he left for the Indian subcontinent. Failing health and the harsh climate forced him to return to Ireland just two years later. He remained a member of the Church Street community in Dublin until his death on 6 October 1919. He was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.

Baptismal name: William Corrigan
Religious name: Fr. Salvator Maria Corrigan
Date of birth: 25 Oct. 1835
Place of birth: Dublin
Name of father: John Joseph Corrigan
Name of mother: Teresa Corrigan (née Byrne)
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 27 Nov. 1854
Date of first profession: 29 Nov. 1855
Date of ordination (as priest): 23 Apr. 1859
Date of death: 6 Oct. 1919
Place of death: Capuchin Friary, Church Street, Dublin
Place of burial: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Coughlan, Simon, 1925-1975, Capuchin priest

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  • 20 September 1925-29 September 1975

William Coughlan was born in Passage West in County Cork on 20 September 1925. He was received as a Capuchin Franciscan novice at Rochestown Friary in County Cork in October 1944. He was sent for philosophical studies to St. Bonaventure’s Friary in Cork and was solemnly professed as a Capuchin friar in October 1948. He subsequently travelled to Ard Mhuire Friary in County Donegal for his theological studies. He was ordained to the priesthood on 12 June 1952. Shortly afterward, he went to the United States. During his twenty-three years of ministry in America, he spent two years in Ukiah and a further two years in Bend, Oregon. He also served as assistant pastor for four years in Our Lady of Good Counsel in Fort Bragg in California. He subsequently served as Pastor and Superior for three years in St. Joseph’s Parish in Roseburg and seven years at Our Lady of Angels in Hermiston in Oregon. He suffered a heart attack and died in Hermiston on 29 September 1975. He was buried in the cemetery adjoining San Lorenzo Seminary, Santa Inés Mission, in California.

Baptismal name: William Coughlan
Religious name: Fr. Simon Coughlan OFM Cap.
Date of birth: 20 Sept. 1925
Place of birth: Passage West, County Cork
Name of father: John Coughlan
Name of mother: Anne Coughlan (née Hegarty)
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 3 Oct. 1944 (Rochestown, County Cork)
Date of first profession: 4 Oct. 1945
Date of final profession: 4 Oct. 1948
Date of ordination (as priest): 12 June 1952
Educational attainments: BA (1948)
Missionary activities: Travelled to the United States mission in 1952
Date of death: 29 Sept. 1975
Place of death: Hermiston, Oregon, United States
Place of burial: Cemetery, San Lorenzo Seminary, Santa Inés Mission, California, United States

Coughlan, William, 1908-1985, Capuchin priest

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  • 2 May 1908-6 January 1985

Jeremiah Coughlan was born in Ballydehob in County Cork on 2 May 1908. He joined the Capuchin Franciscans in October 1926 and was ordained to the priesthood on 17 June 1934. He was sent to the United States shortly after his ordination. His first appointment was as assistant pastor in Roseburg, Oregon. In 1936 he was appointed assistant pastor in St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Bend (also in Oregon). He would be transferred to and from Oregon multiple times over his life in ministry. He was pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg from 1940 to 1947. At Bend he was responsible for the building of a new parish rectory. He also served as chaplain at St. Charles Memorial Hospital in Bend. He remained in Oregon until 1950 when he was appointed associate pastor in St. Lawrence of Brindisi Parish in Los Angeles, California. He was present for the establishment of the new Province of Our Lady of Angels (the Western American Capuchin Province) at Burlingame in California in 1979. He retired from ministry and returned to Ireland in the early 1980s. He died on 6 January 1985 and was buried in the cemetery attached to Rochestown Capuchin Friary in County Cork.

Baptismal name: Jeremiah Coughlan
Religious name: Fr. William Coughlan OFM Cap.
Date of birth: 2 May 1908
Place of birth: Ballydehob, County Cork
Name of father: Denis Coughlan
Name of mother: Mary Coughlan (née Duggan)
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 4 Oct. 1926
Date of first profession: 5 Oct. 1927
Date of final profession: 5 Oct. 1930
Date of ordination (as priest): 17 June 1934 (St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny, County Donegal)
Educational attainments: BA (1930)
Missionary activities: Travelled to Roseburg, Oregan, United States, on 21 Dec. 1935.
Date of death: 6 Jan. 1985
Place of burial: Cemetery, Rochestown Capuchin Friary, County Cork

Cox, Xavier, 1917-1984, Capuchin brother

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  • 17 March 1917-2 December 1984

Patrick John Cox was born in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day (17 March) in 1917. He entered the Capuchin novitiate in Kilkenny in July 1938 and took Xavier as his religious name. He was solemnly professed as a friar in 1942. Soon after his final profession, he volunteered for missionary work in the Prefecture of Victoria Falls in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He left Ireland in late 1943 and undertook the difficult journey to Africa at the height of the Second World War. He arrived in Northern Rhodesia in January 1944. He spent twenty years working at the Sancta Maria mission station in Lukulu in the Western Province of Zambia. He also assisted in the building of a church and adjoining friary at the Saint Martin de Porres mission in Kaoma in 1968. A cancer diagnosis forced him to travel to Cape Town in South Africa to seek medical treatment in the early 1980s. He died in Cape Town on 2 December 1984 and was buried in the Capuchin plot in Maitland Cemetery.

Baptismal name: Patrick John Cox
Religious name: Br. Xavier Cox OFM Cap.
Date of birth: 17 March 1917
Place of birth: Dublin
Name of father: Christopher Cox (Provisioner’s Assistant)
Name of mother: Margaret Mary Cox (née Costello)
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 20 July 1938
Date of first profession: 21 July 1939
Date of final profession: 21 July 1942
Missionary activities: Travelled to Northern Rhodesia on 12 Nov. 1943
Date of death: Cape Town, South Africa
Place of burial: Maitland Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa

Creed, Berard, 1923-2004, Capuchin priest

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  • 17 August 1923-1 February 2004

Baptismal name: Patrick Creed
Religious name: Fr. Berard Creed OFM Cap.
Date of birth: 17 Aug. 1923
Place of birth: Kilmurry, County Cork
Name of father: John Creed
Name of mother: Mary Creed (née Anglin)
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 3 Oct. 1942
Date of first profession: 4 Oct. 1943
Date of final profession: 4 Oct. 1946
Date of ordination (as priest): 24 May 1951
Educational attainments: BA, 1st class hons. (1946); MA, 1st class hons. (1947); Higher Diploma in Education (1956)
Leadership positions: Provincial Definitor (Councillor), 1961-4, 1964-7; Provincial Minister, 1967-73; Director of Postulants, 1973-5; Vicar Provincial, 1976-9; Provincial Definitor and Novice Master, 1979-82.
Missionary activities: Travelled to Auckland, New Zealand, on 30 June 1975. He returned to Ireland on 30 July 1976; Travelled to South Korea in 1990 and returned to Ireland in 1994.
Date of death: 1 Feb. 2004
Place of death: Kilkenny
Place of burial: Foulkestown Cemetery, County Kilkenny

Cregan, Colmcille, 1894-1979, Capuchin brother

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  • Person
  • 19 October 1894-10 December 1979

Edward Cregan was born in Shanagolden in County Limerick on 19 October 1894. He was received into the Capuchin Order at Rochestown Friary in County Cork in February 1915 and took Colmcille as his religious name. Four years later he made his solemn profession. He was stationed in Rochestown College for two years before moving to Holy Trinity Friary in Cork city where he was resident for three years. His next appointment (1921) was as sacristan in St. Mary of the Angels on Church Street in Dublin. In 1924 he was sent as a missionary friar to California. Following the death of Fr. Albert Bibby OFM Cap., Pastor of the Santa Inés Mission, in February 1925, Br. Colmcille was sent there to lend assistance. He worked on various improvement projects at the old Franciscan mission. Aside from helping in the church and sacristy, he also designed and planted the boxwood Celtic cross in the mission garden. He returned to Ireland in the early 1930s and spent most of the religious life (forty years) as sacristan with the Church Street Capuchin community in Dublin. He died on 10 December 1979 and was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.

Baptismal name: Edward Cregan
Religious name: Br. Colmcille Cregan OFM Cap.
Date of birth: 19 Oct. 1894
Place of birth: Shanagolden, County Limerick
Name of father: Michael Cregan (Farmer)
Name of mother: Marry Cregan (née Sheehan)
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 5 Feb. 1915
Date of first profession: 6 Feb. 1916
Date of final profession: 12 Apr. 1919
Missionary activities: Travelled to the Western United States mission custody in 1924. He returned to Ireland in 1931.
Date of death: 10 Dec. 1979
Place of death: Church Street Friary, Dublin
Place of burial: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

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