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The Association may be contacted through its Secretary,

Peter F Durnin, KC*SG, KM, GCHS, "Rosaire", Moneymore, Drogheda, Co Louth. A92 RF6F

email: secretary@papalorders.ie

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1888 - 1984. Doctor. Educated Clongowes, consultant to St Michael’s Hospital Dun Laoghaire, and Crumlin. On planning committee for Crumlin. Served RAMC in WW 1. In 1932 set up the Medical Guild of Sts Luke, Damian and Cosmos. First Chief Medical Officer Dublin Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 1949 to 1959. He designed and formulated the system of case-documentation, which at that time was recognized by the Lourdes Authority, as without equal. The medical questionnaire was supplied by the personal doctor of the sick applicants and then examined by a panel of experts. While Supreme Knight of Columbanus, 1942-1948 and responding to the calls of Cardinal D’Alton and Archbishop McQuaid (pictured, left)  he donated £5,000 in April 1948 to support essentially the Christian Democrats in relation to that month’s general election in Italy. A keen philatelist he collected stamps which funded invalids  to travel to the Marian site of Lourdes. (references “John Charles McQuaid” John Cooney 1999 O’Brien Press; “Ireland and the Vatican” Dermot Keogh, CUP, 1995 and Mrs Margaret Manning).