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2018 Jubilarians: Benedictines (OSB)

Father Finbarr Dowling; Father Paul Kidner

50th ordination

Father Finbarr Dowling

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Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Entrance: 1961

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1965

Ordination: 1968

Education: Bachelor’s in mechanical and electrical engineering, University College, Dublin, 1958

Licentiate in sacred theology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 1968

Service in the archdiocese: Math, theology and French teacher, St. Louis Priory School, 1971-96

Headmaster, Priory, 1983-92

Pastor, St. Ignatius Parish, Concord Hill, 1996-2014

About Father Finbarr Dowling: In addition to teaching, Father Finbarr coached soccer, golf and rugby at St. Louis Priory School.

60th ordination, 65th Profession

Father Paul Kidner


Birthplace: Oswestry, England

Entrance: 1952

First profession: 1953

Final profession: 1956

Ordination: 1958

Education: Bachelor’s in civil engineering, Oxford University, 1952

Master’s, Oxford University, 1955

Licentiate in sacred theology, Pontificium Athenaeum Anselmianum in Rome, 1959

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Louis Priory School, 1959-2014

Headmaster, Priory, 1974-83

Associate director of college counseling, Priory, 1984-present

Prior, St. Louis Abbey, 1989-2005

About Father Paul Kidner: Considered by many Priory students to be their most impactful teacher, Father Paul was named Titular Cathedral Prior of Peterborough in 2004 and received the St. Louis Abbey Luke Rigby Award in 2015.

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