Fr. Brian Fagan LC has left this life to meet
He returned to the “Father’s House” on July 29,
2014, after faithfully treading the path of his priestly pilgrimage
in the Legion and Regnum Christi.
He died of a heart
attack as he slept, after long years of suffering from
Huntington’s disease, a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that appears in the
Fr. Brian was born in Dublin, Ireland, on
January 24, 1950. He was an only child, and joined
the novitiate of the Legion of Christ on September 29,
1967. Two years later, the Legion held its first extraordinary
General Chapter, during which Br. Brian made his first religious
He made his perpetual profession on September 10, 1975 in
Rome, while studying philosophy and theology. During this time he
was asked to serve on the team of formators there.
He was ordained in Rome on December 24, 1978, in the
Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, by Cardinal Eduardo Pironio.
|Fr. Brian Fagan is ordained a priest in the Legion of Christ.|
1976 to 1991, Fr. Brian served as director and formator
of the lay consecrated men of Regnum Christi in their
founding years. He was sent to work in the Cancún-Chetumal
Prelature in Mexico from 1991 to 2004, with the exception
of a brief stay in Monterrey from 1996 to 1997.
Brian began to experience at a fairly young age the
symptoms of the disease he knew he may have inherited
from his father. He continued to take on humble tasks
despite knowing that his faculties were beginning to fail him.
|Here Fr. Brian is pictured during the time he was studying philosophy in Rome.|
and lay consecrated men who knew him were impressed at
the way he never complained. Many of them have accompanied
and visited him in the last few years, and upon
his passing, expressed their esteem for Fr. Brian, and their
appreciation for his personal concern for them, the confidence in
Christ that he inspired in them, and his huge heart.
An on-line book has been set up at http://legionariosdecristo.org/inmemoriam-PBrian/
for remembrances and condolences from anyone who would like to
record experiences they shared with Fr. Brian, or offer their
prayers and support.
We entrust our brother to the Lord’s mercy,
|Fr. Brian plays a game of dominoes with Jaime Perez in 2012.|
that he may enjoy in heaven the mysteries that he
announced and celebrated as a priest of Jesus Christ. May
he rest in peace!