Christendom mourns the passing of former chaplain Fr. Charles MacIsaac, who served the college in the early 2000s, and died on March 25, 2019. A priest, professor, and passionate lover of Jesus and His Mother, Fr. MacIsaac was 90 years old.

Born in 1929, Fr. MacIsaac was a late vocation, joining the Oblates of Wisdom where he attended seminary at the Pontifical College Nepomucenum in Rome. He was ordained by Pope St. John Paul II on June 12, 1983, and was incardinated into the Diocese of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Fr. MacIsaac brought his love of teaching to friars in New Bedford, Massachusetts, before coming to Christendom to become the college’s assistant chaplain from November 2001 to July 2002. He later returned to New Bedford to reside at the friary where he once taught until entering a nursing home shortly before his death.

The youngest son of Duncan and Christine MacIsaac, and the brother of the late John J. MacIsaac, of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, and of the late Brother Hugh MacIsaac, MICM, a superior of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Fr. MacIsaac is survived by in-laws, nephews, and nieces in the Greater Boston area.

May eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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