‘Brother priests’ mark a milestone

Frs Bob and Michael Barrow celebrate their 50th anniversary Mass.Frs Bob and Michael Barrow celebrate their 50thanniversary Mass.

Two English-born brothers, both Jesuit priests, celebrated their golden anniversary of priestly ordination last month. Frs Bob and Michael Barrow celebrated 50 years of priesthood on July 31.

They gathered with friends and well-wishers at Jesuit House, Queenstown, to celebrate the milestone anniversary and also the feast day of St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of the Jesuits.

Fr Bob first came to Guyana in early 1966 and worked as a teacher at St Stanislaus College. He left this job in 1974 when he was elected Regional Superior of the Jesuits in Guyana. When his term ended he did parish work at Sacred Heart, Port Mourant and Plaisance. He now lives at Jesuit House.

Fr Michael, who did most of his priestly work in his homeland, is now stationed in Barbados but travelled to Guyana for the celebration.

– Adapted from a report in the Catholic Standard