Rest in Peace Br. Michael McKeown
Br. Michael McKeown, R.I.P. He was a great teacher, artist and musician.
He served in the North through the most difficult of times. Even later in life, he was courageous enough to undertake a mission to the Roma people in Slovakia for a number of years.
Spisske Podhradie was near the border with the Ukraine. No doubt he would be horrified to see the terrible violence now being visited upon an innocent people.
Deeply rooted in Irish history and culture, he understood and felt for the oppression and injustice done to Catholics, especially in the North. His faith impelled him to do something about this through the work of education as liberation.
Michael was a true son of Edmund Rice and a friend to many poor and disadvantaged people throughput his life.
He brought joy and encouragement to so many people through music. A person from the music world once told me that he was the most excellent of arrangers and one of the best he had ever come across.
May he now enter into the fulness of God’s love.
May the angels lead him into Paradise. May the heavenly choirs greet him…
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.
The Funeral arrangement for Br. Michael McKeown are as follows: Reposing in the Maiville Oratory on Monday evening from 7pm to 9pm. Requiem mass in Mount St. Joseph, Blarney Street. On Tuesday, March 8th at 10am. Burial will be in Mullinahoe Cemetery, Ardbo, Co. Tyrone on Wednesday March 9th. Let us continue to prayer for Michael and his Brothers and Sisters. May he rest in Peace.
The funeral took place at Mount St. Joseph, Blarney Street, Cork and the homily was given by Br. Andrew Hickey.
The homily can be viewed by clicking on the link below.