celebrates 50 years of priesthoodFather Patrick Keith Hosey
relaxes in the gazebo, one of his favorite spots on the retreat center grounds. (Photo by Louisa J. Reese)
Newly ordained Father Patrick Keith Hosey
and his parents, Herbert and Rosenell Hosey. (Photo provided)
HARTFORD CITY - "The people who have loved me and the experience of the faith of the people, wherever I traveled, have made me most spiritual and most human," said Father Patrick Keith Hosey
, golden jubilarian and retiring director of Blessed John XXIII Center
."Their faith in my ministry has brought out the best in me," he
In a recent interview, Father Hosey
spoke about his
family, ordination, retreat ministry, and world travels.The son of Rosenell and Herbert Michael Hosey, Patrick Keith Hosey was born April 27, 1931, in Indianapolis.
Preceded in death by his
wife in 1975, Mr. Hosey
passed away in 1999, at the age of 99.He
had 70 descendants at that time. Father Hosey
has two older sisters - Jeanne Smith (husband John), of Muncie; and Colleen Cousineau (husband Alan), of Reading, England.