Redemptorist missionary wins Hugh O’Flaherty award

A Redemptorist missionary from Co. Kerry is the recipient of this year’s Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award.

Fr Sean Myers – who was nominated by his home town of Fossa – works in Brazil in an isolated parish over half the size of the island of Ireland.

The award is organised to raise awareness of the humanitarian work Msgr Hugh O’Flaherty carried out during WWII, when he saved the lives over 6,500 people in Nazi occupied Rome.


Chairperson of the Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Committee Jerry O’Grady said it was striking that Fr Myers’ life history “is in so many ways similar to Monsignor Hugh’s”. “It is incredible that at the age of 85 he continues to serve his community in Brazil and apparently has no intentions of retiring,” he said.

Fr Myers will be presented with the award on Saturday, October 31 at a ceremony in the Killarney Plaza Hotel, Co. Kerry.