SMA Sponsor, Kathleen Lowry reaches 107 years

Mrs Kathleen Lowry celebrates her 107th birthday this month. Hailing from Tuam, Co Galway, Mrs Lowry has sponsored the training and upkeep of  SMA  seminarians for more than 40 years as a member of the FVC – Family Vocations Community. Her daughter, Viola, with whom she lives, is the Head Sponsor of the group to which Kathleen contributes every year.

Our photo shows Kathleen with the FVC Director for the West of Ireland, Fr Frank McGrath, who is also a native of Tuam. Kathleen keeps a keen interest in the number of seminarians and how many priests are ordained for the SMA every year. Along with having a great age, Kathleen retains her wit and humour.

This year, the SMA ordained 18 priests – 3 each from Benin Republic, India, Ivory Coast and Nigeria; two from Togo and one each from the Central African Republic, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania  (See image below). We pray God’s blessings on our new priests as well as on our 350+ seminarians at various stages of preparation for priesthood.

For further information about sponsoring a priest contact your local FVC Office / House at one of the following numbers:

Claregalway                   091 798 880
Blackrock Road, Cork      021 4616 316
Dromantine, Newry        028 3082 1224
Ranelagh, Dublin           01 4968 162 
You can sponsor a priest as an individual Sponsor or as part of an FVC group.  


Thank you Kathleen and Viola
and all our Sponsors for your support and prayers down the years.

Click on the photo to enlarge


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