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March 18, 2017 - Cardinal Seán O'Malley Statement on passing of Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J.

"As a member of the Society of Jesus for seventy-five years, Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. exemplified selfless dedication and service in the name of the Lord.  It is well acknowledged that during Fr. Monan’s more than twenty-four years as President of Boston College the university grew in strength and stature, confirming its leadership in Jesuit higher education and providing an important presence of the work of the Church in the Archdiocese of Boston and well beyond.  We give thanks to God for gift of Fr. Monan’s priesthood and for the care and concern he showed to countless people through his ministry.  May he be at peace in the presence of the Lord.”

- Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston