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Name: REIDY, Martin J.

Nee: bro of Father john Reidy, who is buried in St Austin's cem, Nairobi

Birth Date: 9 Jan 1902 Tulla, C. Clare, Ireland

Death Date: 29 July 1984 Nairobi

First Date: 1937

Profession: All Saints Mission, Lioki MIssion

Area: Kiambu

Book Reference: Hut

General Information:

Henry J. Koren, Spiritan East African Memorial, 1994 - A brother of Fr. John Reidy, he attended Blackrock, 1917-21, made his vows on
August 26, 1922 at Kimmage and prefected for three years at Rockwell. He then completed his studies at Blackrock and was ordained on June 22, 1930 in Dublin. On October 16, 1931 he could sail for East Africa's Vicariate of Zanzibar. He was destined to work there for the remainder of his long life. After teaching for a few years at Kabaa's Teachers Training School, he became the director of the Kiambu mission. Until 1980 we find him either there or in Limuru. These two missions
became the theatre of his zeal, and he had the happiness of seeing both develop into large parishes. During his last few years in Kiambu, he was no longer its pastor but did the work of an assistant. His final two years were spent in retirement at St. Mary's School in Nairobi. 
Revered by the people and held in high esteem by his fellow-priests, he died after 53 years in Africa.

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