Saturday, August 23, 2008
Father Kevin Donovan SJ RIP
Father Kevin died suddenly in Cannizaro Wimbledon on Thursday 21st August 2008.
A wonderful priest and friend to many and an old boy of my own old school, Beaumont College.
He was a people's priest for the people. Amazingly talented; he
ran 8 London marathons and I was privileged enough to run a couple
with him in the Jesuit Missions' London Marathon team (wombles).
He invariably played the flute during his homilies to make
points musically as well as vocally. He could relate to
students at London University's Heythrop College, primary school children at the Ursuline Prep and Donhead and ordinary men and women he encountered in
or out of the pews.
He celebrated Mass at the Beaumont war memorial on Remembrance Sunday 2007
and in previous years when many OBs and their families were present.
He attended and spoke at many Beaumont Union annual dinners.
Most of all he was an amazingly
holy man who will be greatly missed by many in his community
parishioners friends, Beaumont old boys and myself.
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