Friday, November 11, 2011

Eternal Rest: Archbishop-emeritus John Francis Donoghue

This evening (11/11/11), Archbishop-emeritus John Francis Donoghue passed away.

You can read about His Excellency's life here.

Here is a press release by the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Here is an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article on His Excellency.

The motto for his coat-of-arms read "To Live in Christ Jesus."

Please take a moment and pray for His Excellency. You can use one of the prayers below.

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the soul of Thy servant Archbishop-emeritus Donoghue, which Thou hast taken from the toilsome conflict of this world, may have fellowship among Thy Saints. Amen.

Requiem Aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetuae luceat eis. Requiescant in pace. Amen

Eternal rest, grant unto him and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of G-d, rest in peace. Amen.


  1. The title "Eminence" is a designation for a Cardinal. Archbishops are addressed as his "Grace"

  2. @Anonymous: Nice catch. It's been corrected.