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Bishop Dorick Wright passes at age 74

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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020. 10:29 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Bishop Dorick Wright passed away today at the age of 74.

Bishop Wright was born on November 15, 1945 in Belize City.

He grew up in the Holy Redeemer Cathedral Parish.

In 1961 he lost his mother and other siblings to hurricane Hattie.

According to him, his life was only spared by hanging on to a mango tree.

Wright later attended St. John’s College and upon finishing returned to the Holy Redeemer Primary School as a teacher for three years.

Thereafter he attended Conception Seminary led by the Order of St. Benedict in north-west Missouri.

It is there he completed his education for the priesthood.

In June of 1975 he was ordained at Holy Redeemer Cathedral and then assisted at St. Joseph Parish and Inmaculada Parish in Orange Walk.

He then returned to St. Joseph Parish as pastor and then to Holy Redeemer Cathedral. By 2002 Wright was consecrated at St. John’s College as Auxiliary to Bishop Osmon P. Martin.

In August 2013 Wright later founded the St. Benedict Diocesan seminary, a minor seminary offering two years of college training to those studying for the priesthood.

Wright has left behind an indelible legacy.

Eve Bradley Aird posted to social media, ” I loved working with Bishop Wright while at SHC. He was a humble, quiet Servant of God…with a sense of humor.”

Francis Fonseca also posted to Facebook, “Bishop Wright served his church community and nation well.”

BBN expresses its condolences to all the friends and family of Bishop Wright.

 

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