How Philip Mulryne a former football player was ordained a PRIEST

Fr Philip Mulryne who once earned £600,000 per annum as a footballer, took a vow of poverty and has been ordained a priest in the Dominican Order

In Dublin, on the 8th of July; Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia who is a Dominican as well as the Assistant Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; ordained him a priest. Fr Philip Mulryne was a deacon since October 2016

He was once a Northern Ireland footballer, won lots of trophies for Northern Ireland in his career as a footballer, He first joined Manchester United in 1997 after playing in the youth team; he was later signed by Norwich City in 1999 but he had injuries during his time with them

He entered the Diocesan Seminary of Saint Malachy’s Belfast having retired from football in 2009; that was when and where his journey to the priestly ordination he recently received, began; in 2012, he entered the Dominican Novitiate House in Cork

He studied Philosophy at Queens University and Maryvale Institute for two years, before he left to study theology for one year at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome













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