Born on September 26, 1924, he was professed on August 15, 1945 and ordained on February 27, 1951. In his younger years he was a popular preacher. For a number of years he worked at the retreat house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but soon he was transferred to the monastery in North Palm Beach, Florida where he had the opportunity to teach at a high school girl’s academy. From there he worked as a hospital chaplain in Kingston, Jamaica for almost ten years. In his later years he underwent four quadruple bypass operations.
September 26, 1924
August 15, 1945
February 27, 1951
January 18, 1997
Gregory of the Five Wounds Durkin