The death has occurred today, Sept. 5th at c. 4.30am, in Belfast of a dearly-loved Redemptorist priest, Fr. Michael Browne. Fr. Michael was ordained in Cluain Mhuire by Bishop Michael Browne, in 1961. The day of his ordination co-incided with Down’s first (?) All Ireland Football Success. The victorious team remained on in Dublin on the Monday, until Fr. Michael joined them after his First Mass in Galway; Michael had been class-mates of quite a few of the team, in their days in St. Colman’s College, Newry, and was a great footballer himself. They wanted to celebrate both events, together.
Fr. Michael Browne worked most of his priestly life in Belfast,- in St. Clement’s Retreat House, and later in Clonard Monastery in the early 1970′s in some of the worst days of ‘The Troubles’. He later spent some years in Cluain Mhuire Galway, from about 1976 to the early 80′s, as Vocations Director.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis!
Funeral arrangements for
Fr Michael Browne CSsR
Much loved brother of Rosemary and the late Aidan
and uncle of
Michael, Geraldine, Aideen, Catherine and Grain
Reposing at Clonard Monastery
from 5.00pm Thursday, Sept 5th
until Sunday evening Sept 8th
when he will be removed to Clonard Church
at 6.00 pm (prayers beginning at 5.30 pm).
Mass of Christian burial
on Monday Sept 9th , at 11.00am
with burial afterwards in Milltown Cemetery