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A life lived in service culminates in the embrace of Christ
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Fr. Brian Fagan LC passed away July 29, 2014, in Mexico City

Fr. Brian Fagan Obituary



Fr. Brian Fagan LC has left this life to meet the Lord.

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 mid-life adult.

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 profession.

He made his perpetual profession on September 10, 1975 in
Fr. Fagan Ordination
Fr. Brian Fagan is ordained a priest in the Legion of Christ.
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.

From 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.

Fr. 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.

Legionaries
Fr. Brian Fagan during his novitiate
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. Fagan playing dominos
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!







PUBLICATION DATE: 2014-07-31


 
 


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