Happy 97th Birthday Fr. Anthony Mulvey, Esker Redemptorist Community.

Fr. Anthony Mulvey C.Ss.R.

‘… like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaves do not wither…’:  (Psalm 1:3)

By the River Boyne: photo Seamus Devitt C.Ss.R.

We wish every blessing on our Fr. Tony Mulvey whose ninety seventh birthday is on January 30th. Born in 1922, he is as old as the State!

Fr. Tony is a Leitrim man and proud of it. A few months ago, he celebrated 75 years of being a Professed Redemptorist. He took his first vows on Sept, 8th 1943.

After his Ordination to the Priesthood in 1951, he taught in the Redemptorist College (now St. Clement’s College) Limerick, until the summer of 1970. After a short spell in Belfast, he worked in Luxembourg from the beginning of the Irish membership of the then Common Market. He spent about thirteen years as Chaplain to the English-speaking community in Luxembourg.

Soon after that, he went to Rome and spent many years there, assisting in the office of the Superior General of the Redemptorists. He retired back to our Redemptorist Community in St. Joseph’s, Dundalk, and, when that was closed for renovation almost three years ago, he moved to Esker, where he is happily ensconced, and well cared for. His mind is as sharp as ever, and he has an extraordinary memory over all the decades.

Rath Dé air, ar lá a bhreithe!  God bless him, on his birthday.

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