Message from Fr. Chow:
“Dear Friends, the Wah Yan Community and the Ricci Hall Community,
It is with deep sorrow that I am announcing the passing of Fr. Alfred Deignan. Fr. Deignan left this world for his Eternal Home from St. Paul’s Hospital, Hong Kong at 3:43 a.m. on December 11, 2018.
Fr. Deignan’s life has been an embodiment of the loving-compassionate God. He is now meeting the Source of Love and Compassion face to face. May he continue to pray for us who are trying our best to live a good life in this world.
Fr. Deignan was born in Mullagh, Co. Cavan, Ireland on Mar. 25, 1927. He entered the Society at Emo Park, Portlaoise, Laoise, Ireland, on Sep. 7, 1945; was ordained to the priesthood on July 31, 1959 in Dublin and professed the final vows on Nov. 5, 1977 at Ricci Hall, Hong Kong.
狄神父於1927年3月25日生於愛爾蘭Mullagh, Co. Cavan，1945年9月7日在愛爾蘭Laoise, Portlaoise, Emo Park入會，1959年7月31日在都柏林領受司鐸聖職，1977年11月5日在香港利瑪竇宿舍矢發末願。
Information of Fr. Deignan’s funeral arrangement will be announced when available.”