Fr. Eugene A. Gavigan

Order: OCSO
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 07/28/1959
Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Named as accused on the Savannah diocese’s list 11/8/18. Joined Trappists 7/47 and took solemn vows 8/15/51. Ordained at Holy Ghost Abbey in Conyers in the Atlanta archdiocese. Released from cloister reportedly for ill health and to ‘pursue his talent as a sculptor at Notre Dame.’ After teaching assignments he worked in Savannah 1958-59 as assistant pastor of St James’ parish. Died at age 30 on 7/28/59 in a fall, during a camping trip to the Grand Canyon with two 16-year old boys, one of whom also died.


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