Director of Manresa retires — again

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  • August 7, 2008

{mosimage}PICKERING, Ont. - The Jesuit priest who rescued the Manresa Jesuit Renewal Centre in Pickering from decay and decline, twice, is retiring.

Fr. Jack O'Brien, founder of Canada's first Department of Communication Arts at Concordia University and one of the organizers of the Christian Pavillion at Expo 67, gets a send-off at Manresa Sept. 7, 2-6 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated on the grounds at 2 p.m., followed by a tribute to O'Brien at 3 p.m. and a garden party that runs to 6 p.m.

If it rains, celebrations shift to St. Isaac Jogues Church, 1148 Finch Ave. in Pickering.

Anyone planning to attend should call (905) 839-3858 in advance.

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