The death occurred on Wednesday 13th June 2018, of Fr. Donal O’Callaghan from Co. Cork.

Fr. Donal was a great friend to the Medjugorje Council of Ireland and wonderful devotee of Medjugorje.

In 2003, Fr. Donal set up a community, with permission from his Bishop. The community was called ”Muintir Mhuire” (Mary’s extended Family) and had a house in Ladysbridge, Co. Cork and a house in Medjugorje, solely for young people to take time out from the pressures of life.

Muintir Mhuire became that place where they could begin to appreciate all their blessings and come to know the immense love that God has for them.”

The mission of the community was to ‘offer a place for time out, a retreat, an opportunity for them to develop their spiritual life, through prayer, practical work and study’.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.