The death has occurred on Friday, December 21, 2012 of Fr. Cornelius JUSTICE O.C.S.O. of Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin, Waterford, and formerly of Minor Row, Millstreet, Co, Cork. On 21st December 2012, Peacefully Fr. Cornelius O.C.S.O. Deeply regretted by his loving nephews Donal, John, Conor and Robert Guerin, niece Lillian Guerin grand-nephews, grand-nieces, cousins, relatives, friends and his Monastic Community. May He Rest in Peace.
Concelebrated Mass on Sunday at 11.00am in Mount Melleray Abbey Church, Followed By Burial in the Community Cemetery.
Arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons Funeral Directors, Cappoquin.Tel.: 058-52788 / 087-2847831
Fr Cornelius was ordained in 1950.
There is a piece in the book “CISTERCIAN LIFE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY” (pages 248-251), outlining the work of Fr. Cornelius in drafting the Constitutions of the Trappist-Cistercian Order in the 1980s
“2. Drawing Up a New Ratio
The 1986 Mixed Preparatory Meeting (MPM I) asked each Region to write a new draft of this Ratio—or if that could not be done, a document that would summarize its contents—and send it to the Central Secretary for Formation before March
1, 1987. Fr. Cornelius Justice of Mount Melleray was then elected to this task. His job was to present a synthesis of these texts at the following meeting.
The second Mixed Preparatory Meeting (MPM II) decided that Fr. Cornelius, working with the Regional Secretaries of Formation, would prepare a draft text of the Ratio to submit to the next MGM scheduled for 987 in Rome.
1987: The Chambarand Text / and the MGM of 1987 Fr. Cornelius established an impressive network of communication, and called forth an important reflection in the Order. During a meeting of three weeks with almost all the Regional Secretaries of the Order, he prepared a draft text that would be known by the name of Chambarand I and which was communicated to the Capitulants during the General Chapter, the program of which was already extremely overloaded, since the last revision of the Constitutions had to be finished before presenting them to the Holy See”
FR. CORNELIUS JUSTICE O.C.S.O.
Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
It is with sincere sadness and regret that we record the passing of Fr. Cornelius Justice, O.C.S.O., Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford and formerly of Miner Row,
Millstreet, Co. Cork, which sad event occurred peacefully on 21st December, 2012.
Removal took place from Walsh’s Funeral Home, Cappoquin
on Friday evening to Mount Melleray Abbey Church. Concelebrated Mass was celebrated on Sunday morning. Burial took place in The Community Cemetery. May he rest in peace. We extend our deepest sympathy to his loving nephews Donal, John, Conor and Robert Guerin; niece Lillian Guerin; grandnephews, grand-nieces, cousins, relatives, friends and his Monastic Community.
(Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin and Tallow).
– from the Dungarvan Observer – January 2013