A Time in History (February 24-29)

February 26

 hynesFR. PATRICK HYNES was born in 1925 at Tullaroan, County Kilkenny, Ireland.  He died at Dalgan on February 26, 2004, having retired there in 1996. He had been in ill health for several years. Having completed his secondary studies at St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, Fr. Pat came to Dalgan in 1943 and was ordained there in 1949. Assigned to the Philippines in 1950 he spent the next forty six years in a number of parishes in Negros. “Quiet and direct with a droll sense of humour, he was much loved wherever he served.”  Fr. Pat is buried at Dalgan.




mckiernan FR. TIMOTHY McKIERNAN was born in Kiltubrid, County Leitrim, Ireland in 1907. He died in Morong Church, Philippines, as a result of an accident on February 26, 1941.  Fr. Tim’s family emigrated to the U.S. where he received his early education before going to St. Columban’s, Silver Creek, in 1927. He was ordained priest at St. Columban’s, Nebraska, USA in 1939. Assigned to the Philippines, he was there less than a year when he was tragically killed. He is buried at Malate, Manila.





February 28

 hughesFR. JAMES O. HUGHES was born at County Wexford, Ireland in 1920. He died in Nottingham, England, on February 28, 1987.  Fr. Jim received his secondary education at St. Peter’s College, Wexford, before entering Dalgan. He was ordained priest in 1944. At the end of World War II he went to Huzhou, China. He left China in 1952 and went to the Philippines where he worked until 1972. He returned to the Irish Region and did pastoral work in Ireland and England. His last appointment was as chaplain to the Home run by the Sisters of Nazareth in Nottingham. He is buried at Dalgan.