Fr Tom Cullinan has died

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Fr Tom Cullinan

Fr Tom Cullinan

The much loved author, speaker, and spiritual guide, Fr Tom Cullinan died on Friday, 18 January.

Thomas Anthony Cullinan was born on 7 February in London in 1935. After studies in Oxford and time spent in the Royal Navy, he entered Ampleforth Monastery in 1955 and was ordained priest in the Benedictine Order in 1965.

While still a member of the Benedictine Order, for more than 30 years he has lived a life of prayer and simplicity at Ince Benet near Liverpool, living off the land through farming, forestry and book-binding, as well as being a writer, speaker, and spiritual guide. His books included: If the Eye be Sound, The Passion of Political Love, Mine and Thine, Theirs and Ours, and reflections of Another Guilty Bystander.

More recently he was incardinated into the presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

Full biography and funeral arrangements are to follow.

Philip Francis said: "He was a personal guru of mine, and a host of others. I feel bereft."

Journalist Ellen Teague writes: "So sorry to hear of the death of Tom Cullinan. I worked with him on several occasions over the years - particularly on creation-centred days - and he was an inspirational figure to many in the J&P movement.... a great theologian and gentleman. We will miss him at the annual J&P conference - where he always arrived on his bike."

Full biography and funeral arrangements are to follow.

May the Lord welcome him home.

Read a Green Christian interview with Fr Tom:

Watch Fr Tom Cullinan's keynote talk on the Eucharist:

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