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Tucson, Arizona 85739

Ernest E. Larkin, O.Carm

Ernest E. Larkin O.Carm., was born in Chicago, On August 19, 1922, and entered the Carmelite minor seminary in 1935, pursuing the formation and studies program in the Order until ordination to the priesthood in 1946. He did graduate work in Rome, at St. Thomas University, from 1948 to 1950 and obtained the doctorate in theology (STD)in 1954. Besides two years as a high school teacher his first twenty years of ministry were spent teaching in the Carmelite major seminary in Washington, D.C. in the 50's and at the Catholic University of America in the 60's. In 1970 he to Phoenix, Arizona, and worked in continuing education of the clergy for two years, at the end of which he helped found the Kino Institute,a diocesan, adult education center for theology and ministry. In the 190's and 1990's he traveled extensively, giving retreats and seminar, concentrating on Carmelite spirituality and contemplative prayer. He has been an active teacher and participant in local ministry in Phoenix for many years. Fr. Larkin is remembered as a beloved teacher and friend by those who knew him.

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