It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our brother, Pat Hudson. He departed this life on Sunday 30th July in Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin. He had been sick for some time.

His Removal will take place to Franciscan Church, Merchant’s Quay, Dublin at 7.00pm on Monday 31st July. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday morning at 10.30, followed by burial in the new Franciscan plot in Glasnevin. Pat had already ‘booked’ the first place in the new plot some time before his death!

A Dublin man, Pat was born in 1936 and joined the Order in 1960. After his ordination in 1968 he was a missionary in Latin America, and later in the Russia Federation, as well as periods of ministry in the Franciscan parish in Ballywaltrim in Bray, Co Wicklow and in the Order’s General Curia in Rome.

Pat was a giant of a man in more ways than one. He was peacefully resigned to his death, since hearing the news of his terminal condition, and prepared himself for his exodus from this life in his usual practical and non-sentimental way.

‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.’

May Pat receive the reward of a long life devoted to promoting the justice of the Kingdom in so many ways and in so many places.