Tuesday, 18 December 2012


Many people are sad today at the news of the death of Fr John Edwards S J.   

Fr John, who had been ill for several months, passed away shortly after hearing Mass on 12th December, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

The privilege of knowing Fr John was ours through the many retreats he conducted at Llantarnam Abbey.  The Annual Day in memory of the Holy Souls on 2nd November was always a touching and moving experience. 

It was also our great good fortune to have Fr John with us at the Abbey on the days held in honour of St David Lewis, the Welsh Jesuit who was martyred in 1679.  Fr John’s saintly presence was an inspiration to all in attendance on those occasions.  Fr John Edwards, who counted his lung cancer a gift from God, will surely be remembered with affection and gratitude whenever we gather at Llantarnam Abbey.  

Fr John Edwards S J, conducting a service at
the site of the arrest of St David Lewis
at Llantarnam, Cwmbran

Fr John’s Requiem Mass will take place at Farm St Church, London, at 11 am on Thursday, 20th December.   Fr John, we were honoured to know you.  May your gentle soul rest in peace.


  1. I'm sorry for your loss. Know that we will be praying for those of you who share grief over this loss.

  2. Hello Sr Ann Marie

    Thank you so very much for your kindness. Fr John was a wonderful man, very saintly, kind & gentle. He will be greatly missed but he has left us a beautiful legacy.

    I hope you have a very Happy Christmas & blessings galore in 2013.


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