We are proud to establish the Father John McGuire Memorial Scholarship Fund for the education of Dominican Student Brothers to the priesthood. Father McGuire was a special friend – he dedicated his life to serving the faithful as a Dominican Friar and he enriched many lives as a pastor, campus minister, and spiritual leader.
After attending Providence College, he spent five years as a Trappist monk before discerning a call to the Dominican life. Following ordination and the completion of a Master of Divinity and a Master of Philosophy, he completed his doctoral work in Ecumenical Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (The Angelicum).
Father McGuire served as Director of the International Ecumenical Center at Coventry Cathedral in England, where he was the first Roman Catholic priest employed by the Anglican Church. While a research fellow at Yale’s Divinity School, he was pastor of the Dominican parish of St. Mary’s Church at Yale and remains a fellow of the University’s Jonathan Edwards College. Father McGuire also served as Vice-Rector of the Angelicum for ten years.
Father McGuire became the Director of NYU’s campus ministry in 1995, where he engaged in direct ministry with the Catholic students of NYU, the largest population of Catholic students in the United States. Father McGuire was also a much sought after retreat leader. In 2015, the Dominican Friars Foundation was honored to present him with the Veritas Award for Excellence in recognition of his work.
On Christmas Day of 2016, Father John McGuire died peacefully in his sleep after the Christmas celebrations. If you are so inclined, a donation by way of the secure form below will go toward the establishment of a Scholarship Fund in Father McGuire’s memory. Thank you for your support and prayers.