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Religious Name    Dominic of St Patrick
Born    07.01.1918 in Lombardstown, Ireland
Profession    01.09.1938
Ordination    16.07.1944
Death    23.09.2006 in Redlands: California

Fr Dominic O’ Callaghan was born on January 7, 1918, in Lackendarra, Glantane, Mallow, County Cork, Ireland.  He joined the Carmelites in 1937 and received the name Dominic.  He was ordained on July 16, 1944 and completed his theology studies in 1945.  He was stationed at Castlemartyr where he specialised in Greek and Latin.

He come to El Carmelo Retreat House in California in 1953.  He later moved into parish work, his delight.  In 1964 Fr Dominic was chosed to go to Arizona when the Arizona Carmelites from Catalonia, Spain, joined with those in California.  In 1981 he returned to El Carmelo and took over the financial affairs.

He died on Sept 23.  His parting words to us might well be those he sometimes used when saying goodby:

“Oremus pro invicem.  Let us pray for each other.”