Years Well Spent At Santa Sabina

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Edward Ruane
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After 6years at Santa Sabina, Fr Edward Michael Ruane has concluded his tenure as the Socius for the USA and also the Vicar of the Master of the Order. He is of the Central Province of St Albert the Great, USA.

Fr Ed (as he is fondly called) was born in 1942. He made profession in the Order in 1963 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1969. Since after his ordination, he has been involved mostly in teaching and administration with a little sting at pastoral work. He has been the Novice  Master and Provincial of his province. He has also taught Homiletics and Pastoral Theology at Aquinas Institute, St Louis.

After his tenure as provincial, he was appointed the Socius of the Master for the USA in 2006. In addition to this, he worked closely with the Dominican Volunteers International. However, after the death of the then Vicar of the Master, fr Dominique Renouard, he was appointed the Vicar by the then Master, fr Carlso Azpiroz Costa in 2007. He has therefore worked closely with two Masters of the Order and to this he said;

“I have been privileged to serve under two very wonderful Masters who deeply love the Order and model the life of St Dominic profoundly in their own unique diverse ways, and for this, I am eternally grateful”.

The Master of the Order is always on the road (or on the air) visiting the whole Order and when fr Ed is not with him, he take care of the home front. In the absence of the Master, he makes sure the operations at the General Curia are smooth, efficient and effective.  This for him has been a sweet experience. He appreciates the way the brothers and sisters at the curia do their best with all seriousness and simplicity even in the midst of limited means. For him, the community of Santa Sabina has been a place of great charity and generosity. He will miss mostly the unrelenting cooperation of the entire brothers.

Fr Ed will be returning to his province to be the pastor of St Dominic Parish at Denver. From the curia, we want to express our profound gratitude for his person and immeasurable contributions to the life of the Order from Santa Sabina. We send him forth with our best wishes.