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Michael Keegan

Michael Keegan was born 14th September, 1926 and was ordained in Rome on 20th December 1952.

He spent ten years in curacies at English Martyrs, York, Sacred Heart, Goldthorpe, St Michael Wombwell and St Joseph, Moorthorpe before returning to study at Strawberry Hill and Trinity and All Saints Leeds.

His first appointment as parish Priest was to St Bede’s Rotherham where he spent two years before returning to academia, as Principal to Corpus Christi College, London.

He returned to the diocese in 1975 to be parish priest at St Joseph, Handsworth. He was appointed Vicar General of the new Diocese of Hallam in 1980 and the following year was made Prelate of Honour to the Pope.

He moved to Wickersley in 1984, where he remained until 1992, and he became a theology tutor in Valladolid in 1992 before returning to England and becoming Chancellor of the Diocese from 1992 to 1997 before returning to Rome to the Beda College, Rome as Spiritual Director until 2000. He returned to the diocese at St Anne’s, Burghwallis where he died 5th April 2005


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