Rev. Fr Patrick Joseph Campbell

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Swinford, Co. Mayo

Teacher / Playwright / Missionary

This Priest worked at worldwide missions from Ireland to the U.S.A. England to Africa.

Patrick Joseph Campbell was born on 7th January 1920 in Swinford, Co. Mayo.

Education

Following his initial studies, he attended the Kilshane Novitiate in Co. Tipperary from 1938 to study at second level. During 1942 he attained his BA at UCD.  He prefected at Blackrock College for a year in 1945.

Ordination

Fr. Campbell was ordained during 1946.

Mission

Fr. Campbell was appointed during 1947 to Tanganika, now known as Tanzania.  Later he was transferred to the Kilmanjaro area until 1954.  He taught in St. James’s Junior Seminary at Kibosho, also he worked at the Mission in Moshi.

Ireland

Fr. Campbell returned to Ireland to study for his H. Dip ED.  Then he was appointed to St. Mary’s, Rathmines, Dublin.

Rockwell College

From 1958 to 1966 he taught at Rockwell College.  While there he composed Plays for the students he also acted as Producer.  He was remembered for some notable sermons given in Rockwell where he challenged accepted attitudes in high places in the Church.

Overseas

From 1966 to 1973 Fr. Campbell worked in different ministries within Senegal, Ireland, England also the USA.

Kimmage

Back in Ireland in 1974 he was appointed to Kimmage Manor Community to July 1991.

Illness

Ill health forced Fr. Campbell to retire to Marian House.

Demise

Aged eighty – one years: Fr. Campbell’s demise occurred in Dublin on 15th April 2001.  He was interred in Dardistown Cemetery.

Source

http://www.spiritan.ie/oldSite/irish_spiritans_remembered.pdf

 

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