The linking thread for the play is the 1936 transfer of Fr Damien’s remains from Molokai to Louvain in Belgium. Fr Damien returns from his place in heaven, to re-tell the story of his life and ministry, with creative use of time, place and memory.
Fr Michael would be well known to many in the Cavan/Monaghan area having been a Military chaplain there from 1995-2004 residing in Tanagh, Cootehill. Originally from North Mayo and now a Parish Priest in Clondalkin, Dublin.
Fr Michael celebrated his Silver Jubilee of Ordination last year. To coincide with his Silver Jubilee, Fr Michael published a new book of poems: “Seamless Robe,” copies of which will be on sale on the night of the play, with the proceeds also going towards the Leprosy Mission. Tickets for the play in Monaghan can be booked via www.garagetheatre.com