Originally from Ireland, he was born in Enniscorthy in County Wexford on December 17, 1944. He entered the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in Dublin at the age of 21 in 1963. After studying classical humanities in Salamanca, Spain and philosophy and theology in Rome from, he was ordained to the diaconate in September 1970 at the Legion’s Center for Higher Studies. His ordination to the priesthood was a few months later on November 1 at the basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Rome.

Fr John Joseph Coady, LC, spent almost 39 years of his priesthood serving the faithful in the Cancún-Chetumal prelature at Sacred Heart parish, Holy Cross parish, and the parish of Perpetual Help.


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