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During the bicentennial re-enactment of the Anza Expedition of 1775-1776, Father Kieran, left, played Padre Pedro Font on the California leg. Here, the riders arrive at Mission San Gabriel Arcngel near Los Angeles.

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  • During the bicentennial re-enactment of the Anza Expedition of 1775-1776, Father Kieran, left, played Padre Pedro Font on the California leg. Here, the riders arrive at Mission San Gabriel Arcngel near Los Angeles.
  • The Good Father
  • During the bicentennial re-enactment of the Anza Expedition...
  • Courtesy Bernard L. Fontana
  • Mar 12, 2009
  • Father Kieran, in his Padre Garcs get-up, takes a break on the Anza Trail. No one was in danger of mistaking him for the Spaniard. With his blue eyes, pale skin and a jolly round face, "He looked so Irish," says Diana Hadley, his friend and former student. "And he sounded so Irish."
  • The Good Father
  • Father Kieran, in his Padre Garcs get-up, takes...
  • Courtesy Bernard L. Fontana
  • Mar 12, 2009
  • McCarty's proud parents sent out an elaborate invitation to their son's 1949 ordination. "Being Irish, my grandma especially was a very devoted Catholic," says Robert McCarty, Father Kieran's son.
  • The Good Father
  • McCarty's proud parents sent out an elaborate invitation...
  • Courtesy Bernard L. Fontana
  • Mar 12, 2009

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