Frank Morrisey, OMI to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Catholic Health Ministry

Originally Published by the Anglo-Irish Oblates

Every year, Fr Morrisey delivers the Canon Law workshops at the Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, Crewe for those of us in Ireland, Britain and Scotland. We are always appreciative for the knowledge, wisdom and understanding that Frank imparts to all of us at these events. We wish him heartiest congratulations on this wonderful achievement. 

Catholic Health Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award annually recognises an individual who has devoted much of her/his life to Catholic health care.

For a lifetime of contributions to the ministry

This award is conferred each year upon an acknowledged leader of the health ministry who has inspired and mentored numerous others. The individual’s leadership extends past the Catholic health ministry to influence and impact the local community and beyond.

The recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award will receive an honorarium and paid expenses to attend the assembly and accept the award.


Fr. Francis G. Morrisey, OMI, Ph.D., JCD
Professor Emeritus of Canon Law Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada

Fr Francis Morrisey, OMI, was born in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, February 13, 1936.  He was ordained a priest on September 23, 1961, for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.  His studies were at the University of Ottawa and at Saint Paul University.  He has occupied many administrative positions at Saint Paul University, and is presently Professor emeritus in the Faculty of Canon Law of that University.

He is an international lecturer and has been invited to speak in some 50 countries on matters relating to Canon Law.  He is an honorary life member of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand.  He has published extensively in the area of canon law, Catholic health care, and related subjects.  He also has served as Consultor to Pontifical and Episcopal Conferences in Vatican City and for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, not to mention his involvement with numerous religious institutes. He was involved in the preparation of the Code of Canon Law that was commissioned by Vatican II and promulgated in 1983.

For more about this award, Click Here to see the article by Nancy Frazier O’Brien on the web page of the Catholic Health Association