Happy 102nd birthday to Fr Joe Mallin SJ!

Fr Joseph Mallin SJ

Our congratulations to Fr Joseph Mallin SJ who celebrates his 102nd birthday in Hong Kong this week!

He has seen many changes during his years of service in China. A life of service to others was not unknown in his own family – his brother Seán also became a “ªJesuit”¬ and his father was Commandant Michael Mallin, executed in 1916 for his part in the Easter Rising, an insurrection by Irish republicans against British rule in Ireland.

More about Fr Joseph Mallin SJ, the oldest Irish priest here and in A Child of Two Revolutions 

Compiled by IJM, 15th September 2015