Rev. John O’Donovan


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland

Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

In January 1918, prior to his ordination for the Diocese of Ross, he joined the Maynooth Mission to China (later Missionary Society of St Columban).
From 1918 to 1924 he taught theology at Dalgan. In 1924 he was appointed to the U.S. where he spent the next twenty-three years teaching and directing students. In 1948 he was transferred to Japan and for some time served as Catholic director to the American forces. When his appointment with the U.S. occupation forces ended he took up pastoral work in Japan.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Tokyo, Japan

Place Of Burial
Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan