New Provincial for Brothers of Saint John of God

Brother Donatus Forkan OH succeeds Brother Laurence Kearns

Brother Donatus Forkan OH has been elected as Provincial of the West European Province of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God. He has responsibility for the Religious Congregation in Great Britain, Ireland, Malawi, Central Africa and New Jersey, USA. 

Brother Donatus succeeds Brother Laurence Kearns who served as Provincial from 2007 until the recent Provincial Chapter. 

A native of Swinford, Co. Mayo, Brother Donatus has extensive experience of the Order world-wide which he gained during 12 years as a General Councillor in Rome and six years as Prior General. He also served as a missionary in South Korea for 20 years.