Liam Greene RIP

February 15, 2008 in General, News

liamgreene_01.jpgPlease pray for the soul of Fr Liam Greene SJ, who died unexpectedly Friday morning, 15 February 2008 after taking ill suddenly. He was 65 years old and was working with the JUST programme in Ballymun. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Funeral arrangements
The body of Fr Liam Greene SJ will be removed to St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner St., Dublin 1 at 5.00pm on Tuesday, 19 February. The Funeral Mass will be in Gardiner Street on Wednesday 20 February at 11.00am, followed by burial in Glasnevin Cemetry. Donations should be sent to Jesuit University Services Training ( in lieu of flowers.

Rev. Liam Greene, S.J.
who died at St. James Hospital, Dublin on 15 February 2008, aged 65 years.

24 September 1942 Born in Dublin

Early education at CBS, James’ Street. Studied English in UCD.

4 October 1964 Entered the Society at Emo

5 October 1966 First Vows at Emo

1966-1968 Milltown Park – Studied Philosophy

1968-1970 St. Ignatius, Galway – Teacher

1970-1973 Milltown Park – Studied Theology

1973-1974 Harvard (USA) – Studied Philosophy and Theology

21 June 1974 Ordained at Milltown Park, Dublin

1974-1984 St. Ignatius, Galway – Teacher; Director of “Irish Studies”; Retreats; Regency

1978-1979 Tertianship at Tullabeg

17 January 1984 Final Vows

1984-1987 Tabor House – Retreats to young people; Chaplain to DIT, Rathmines; part-time lecturer in Communications

1987-1989 Attached to Tabor but resident at 73 Croftwood Park, Ballyfermot

1987-1990 Chaplain and part-time teaching at DIT, Rathmines

1990-1991 Oakland, California – Sabbatical; MA in Spirituality

1991-2008 Campion House –

1991-1993 Development Creation Spirituality Project; Assistant in Tabor; retreats for young people

1993-1996 Communications Centre; Librarian

1996-2000 Also Lecturer in Communications, Ethics and Psychology at DIT

2000-2001 Lecturer at DIT / RTE

2001-2004 Writer; Media analysis (RTE / DIT); Spiritual Director (SJ)

2004-2006 Writer; Media analysis (RTE / DIT); Chaplain: Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital; Spiritual Director (SJ)

2006-2008 JUST Project, Ballymun.

15 February 2008 Died in St. James’ Hospital, Dublin.

Liam collapsed at home in Campion House and efforts to revive him failed. Further attempt to revive him at St. James’ also failed and he was pronounced dead at around noon on Friday 15 2008.

May he rest in the Peace of Christ

Liam was a graduate of UCD, where he majored in English, before he joining the Jesuits. In addition to the above, he also graduated from Louvain University. Harvard University accepted Liam as its only European student the year that he went there. From then, and from his time in Berkeley in 1990, he had many American Jesuit friends.