Br Solanus Hughes, OFM, went peacefully to the Lord

on Wednesday 22 August in St Isidore’s College, Rome.

Solanus was 85 years of age and had recently returned

from a holiday in Ireland.


Br Solanus, a Dublin man, spent most of his life

in the Irish Franciscan house in the eternal city.

A friar of great dedication, blessed ‘with the grace of work’,

he was cook for many years.


Solanus was known to the many friars from around the world

and the Irish visitors who visited St Isidore’s College.


After a funeral Mass in St Isidore’s

our brother was laid to rest in the Franciscan plot at Campo Santo, Rome.

May the Lord’s faithful and humble servant rejoice in His presence forever.


‘We have promised great things

greater still are promised us by the Lord.’

(St Francis)