Good Morning All,
Tom McCarthy has just shared such sad news. Brother Ray Meagher FSC was called home early Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Brother Ray was a good friend to me and several others of our Prayer Group and Community, I am deeply saddened. His musings and letters/writings were always in my mind words to live by. He was loved and respected by all and gave of himself very graciously and always helpfully. I will miss Brother Ray as I am sure so many of us will. Something that he used to say resonated and stayed with me for many years in trusting God, ” When you come to the end of the cliff, do not be afraid to go over. God will teach you how to fly or He will catch you.”
I have used that phrase many times in Seminars I have delivered and I still see many writing those words down. Brother Ray was considered one of our best Speakers at our Manhattan College Reality Retreat. We pray for Brother Ray’s soul and remember him with fondness in the sure knowledge that he is at rest in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Good Man, Himself.
The following Quadrangle Link will take you to a well written piece on Brother Ray. If you intend to attend The Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, please check. The article states Mass will sart at 10:00 AM but may actually start at 9:30 AM.
Thank you Tom. Thank you all. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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The Quadrangle links to a nicely written piece: https://mcquad.org/2017/07/18/brother-raymond-meagher-newly-retired-education-professor-dies-at-74/?platform=hootsuite
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Brother Raymond Meagher
October 21, 1942 – July 18, 2017
Brother Raymond Meagher, FSC, Ph.D a De La Salle Christian Brother for 55 years, died peacefully at the age of 74 on 7/18/2017.
Born in Bronx, NY on 10/21/1942, Br. Raymond, after completing his primary and secondary education, entered the De La Salle Christian Brothers Novitiate, Barrytown, NY, on 9/1/61. Br. Raymond earned an BA in Biology at The Catholic University, Washington, DC , in ‘66, before becoming involved in active ministry, an MA in Counseling Psychology from NYU in ’71, an MSW from Columbia University in ’78 and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from St. John’s University in ’96, all while engaged full-time in ministry.
Br. Raymond was a member of many prestigious honor societies and prominent professional organizations, including among them Pi Beta Kappa, National Association of Social Workers, and Kappa Delta Pi, the International Education Honor Society.
Br. Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Jeremiah & Ann [Carney] Meagher and his brothers, Donald & Stephen. He is survived by his brother & sister-in-law, Gerald & Madeline, of Brookfield, CT, his niece, Catherine Costella, a grandniece & grandnephews, a cousin, Mary Schlatch, and other relatives & extended family.
While his appointment to Manhattan College covered 24 years in the Manhattan College School of Education before his retirement in June, Br. Raymond’s other assignments included St. Peter High School, Staten Island, NY; Lincoln Hall, a Residential Treatment Center in Westchester County, NY; and St. Raymond’s Parish, Parkchester, Bronx, NY.
There will be a wake at Christian Brothers’ Community Residence, 4415 Post Road, Bronx, NY, on Friday, 7/21st, 4 pm-8 pm. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers on the Manhattan College Campus, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx, on Saturday at 9:30 am, with a viewing before the Mass. Interment will follow immediately at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the De La Salle Nursing Development Fund, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Riverdale-on-Broadway, Inwood, New York.
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