Brother Patrick Cullen

born 18 September 1900
died 22 January 1972 aged 71
clothed 1927
professed 1928

In the middle of January 1972, Br Patrick Cullen died suddenly and unexpectedly. He first came to Fort Augustus through Abbot McDonald’s Glasgow Fair retreats – at that time he was working in the mines near Hamilton. Although he suffered from asthma for most of his life, he had once hoped to become a missionary priest like his brother. He was professed in 1928, working in the Hospice, the Printing Office, the Kitchen and, latterly, the Sacristy.

Taken from the book Abbey Boys by Mike Turnbull

Brother Patrick’s headstone in the monk’s cemetery

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