Bro. Ignatius Mulkeen FSP., passed unexpectedly away on November 20, 2002, at Midway City, California.
Ignatius, the quiet man of the California outpost, was born in Bekan, Co. Mayo, near Knock, Ireland, in 1924, and made his First Profession on August 15, 1941. He was a member of the pioneer group of five who answered the call for Patrician education at St. Monica's H.S. in Santa Monica in 1948.
Mulkeen taught in St. Monica's, Mater Dei in Santa Ana, and Pater Noster in Los Angeles. And even after he had retired from the classroom he continued to do volunteer work in a number of institutions devoted to the rehabilitation of public-school drop-outs and gang members.
A past pupil of his, Fr. Marcos Gonzales, led the Rosary in the Chapel in Midway City and spoke glowingly of Ignatius. His Funeral Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Todd Brown, Bishop of the Diocese of Orange and the homily was preached by Fr. Jim Hartnett, a past pupil of the Brothers in Mallow.
Ignatius was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Los Angeles, beside fellow Patrician Brothers, Raphael Phelan and Romuald O'Sullivan.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery Culver City Los Angeles County California, USA Plot: Section H, (Our Lady of Perpetual Help), Lot 31. Grave 4.
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