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Fr. Fabian Dix, O.P.

Fr. Fabian Dix, 02., Superior of the Dominicans in Cambridge, died suddenly on Saturday at the age of 75. Born in 1877 he was educated at Haileybury and Cambridge. and alto taking his degree entered the English College in Rome to study for the priesthood, but shortly afterwards joined the Dominicans at Woodchester, Gloucestershire. He was ordained at Hawkesyard Priory. Staffordshire, in 1911. In 1912 he was apointed to the staff of St. Dominic's Priory, London, where he worked on the large parish until 1916 when he was commissioned as a military chaplain, and served mostly in France until 1919 when he returned to St. Dominic's, becoming Prior in 1920. Three years later he was appointed to preach missions and was stationed at Holy Cross Priory. Leicester, where he became Prior in 1929. He was Seperior of his Order in Edinburgh from 1933 to 1942 and then became Prior of St. Sebastian's, Salford, until his appointment to Cambridge in 1951. In recognition of his work as a missioner he received from Rome in 1942 the rank of Preacher-Genera I.

Fr. Richard Corish, S.l.

Fr. Richard Corish, who died at St. Michael's College, Leeds, on Monday, was born in Liverpool in 1887. and educated at St. Francis Xavier's College. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1905 and was ordained at St. Beuno's College. St. Asaph, in 1920. Apart from a period of five years (1929-34) when he was Rector of St. Aidan's College, Grahamstown. South Africa. he was stationed at Leeds College for close on 30 years. For the greater part of that time, first as a scholastic and later as a priest, he was the science master-a post which he held until about a year ago when repeated heart attacks compelled him to give up teaching though he was able to remain at the college as Spiritual Father.

His long connection with the college made him a popular figure with the old boys who always kept in touch with him. The piesent flourishing state of the St. Michael's ()Id Boys' Association, as welt as the success of their retreats, reunions and other social gatherings and functions. is due in no small measure to his personality, influence and energy even when his health was failing him.

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