Br. Seán Sammon, FMS died Friday, September 9, 2022, at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. He was 74 years old and 56 years a Marist.
A full summary of his life – including the details for his funeral mass – is available in his obituary from the Marist Brothers, which can be found here. For those unfamiliar, an interview he gave to National Catholic Reporter in 2014 introduces some of his background and work.
Br. Sammon was a prolific and influential author on religious life. He obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology in 1981 from Fordham University and started publishing soon thereafter. An incomplete list of his books includes:
- An Undivided Heart: Making Sense of Celibate Chastity
- Religious Life in America: A New Day Dawning
- Alcoholism’s Children: ACoAs in Priesthood and Religious Life
In addition to his intellectual work, he served in provincial leadership, and later as general superior to the Marist Brothers. He also served as president of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men.
All that work is now finished; may he rest in the peace of the Lord he faithfully served.
Photo courtesy of the Marist Brothers.