Rev. Charles C. O’Connor CC

Deceased

Parish Of Birth
Ss. Peter & Paul’s

Colleges Attended
Irish College, Paris France

Details Of Ordination
Paris, France
9/6/1907

Appointments
Chaplain, Honan Home : 3/4/1948 – 4/2/1952

Chaplain, Little Sisters of the Poor : 6/9/1930 – 3/4/1948

Passage West CC : 7/2/1921 – 6/9/1930

Clontead CC : 18/1/1920 – 7/2/1921

Chaplain, First World War : 1916 – 1920

Chaplain, Fever Hospital, Cork : 2/5/1909 – 1916

Cathedral/Blackpool CC : 11/10/1908 – 1916

Cathedral/Sacristan : 11/10/1908 – 1916

Post-Graduate Studies/Irish College. Rome : 1907 – 1908

Notes
His chaplaincy during the First World War was in France, where many of his parishioners had gone before him. When he returned, his health was still affected by poison gas introduced by the Germans as a war weapon in 1915. Having seen many fine lads go insane in the trenches, living in scenes of terror and slaughter, he had a lifelong sympathy for people with mental problems. As chaplain to the Little Sisters of the Poor, he used a weekly column, dedicated to the Little Flower, for those suffering from psychiatric problems.
He was a regular contributor to the Irish Ecclesiastical Record.
In February1989, following the closure of St. Mary’s Home, Cork, his remains were exhumed and re-interred at the Little Sisters of the Poor Cemetery, Manor Hill, Waterford City.

Date Of Death
4/2/1952

Place Of Death
Mercy Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Mary’s Home, Montenotte, Cork