Thursday, January 18, 2007

Damian Paul Coghlan: 2/1/1977 - 10/16/1997

This was submitted by Matthew Doyle @ Lacrimarum Valle
Damian Paul Coghlan: 1st February 1977 - 16th October 1997

Damian was educated by the Rosminians (Institute of Charity) in England from the age of 8 till 18; first at Grace Dieu Manor preparatory school, and then Ratcliffe College. He attended St. Benet's Hall at Oxford University in the last couple of years of his life (1995-1997) where he read Philosophy and Theology. He struggled his whole life with a congenital heart defect, and suffered considerably in his last few years with Eisenmenger's syndrome. Unfortunately Our Lord took him before he was able to complete his degree.

He was a cheerful and dedicated individual who never complained about his many afflictions. He was deeply spiritual and was constantly reading and searching for the divine. His other great loves were role-playing games, theatre, films (in particular Star Wars), science fiction and writing stories and novels.

If, by chance, you knew Damian, please do get in touch with Damian's brother, Matthew Doyle, who is currently planning to compile a memorial book to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his death.

Please pray for his soul...

St. Joseph, Patron of a Happy Death, we ask your prayers for our brother Damian.

1 comment:

Brian Murphy said...

Eternal rest, grant him, O Lord.