EGAN Monsignor Ivor Michael (Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 and late of Missionaries of Africa, White Fathers, Templeogue, Dublin 6W) – December 16, 2019, in his 93rd year, peacefully, in the loving care of the Staff at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Predeceased by his loving parents Michael and Winifred and his sister Grace. Sadly missed by his brother Jim, sister Daphne (McKeever), sister-in-law Christine, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, friends and his fellow priests.
Rest in Peace
Reposing at The Chapel in The White Fathers’, Cypress Grove Road, Templeogue, Dublin 6W on Tuesday afternoon from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham for 11.30am Funeral Mass. Burial immediately afterwards at Cruagh Cemetery, Rathfarnham.
One night I had a dream…
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of my life flashed before us, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that many times along the path of my life, There was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life
This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I have noticed that during the
most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why in times when I
needed you the most, you should leave me.
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious
child. I love you, and I would never,
never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.