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Father Gerald Ryan (92) - the oldest priest in New York Photo by: Laura Bryn Sisson

New York’s oldest working priest reflects on a life of service to the poor

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Father Gerald Ryan (92) - the oldest priest in New York Photo by: Laura Bryn Sisson

“She’s one of the world’s most beautiful women,” Father Ryan said. “Beautiful personality, attracts people to her. She’s warm and understanding and delightful to be with.“

After 67 years as a priest, Father Ryan has no regrets as to his choice.

“I love Catholic innocence, warmth and holiness,” he told IrishCentral. “I have no desire for any other profession. I hope to live and to die a priest, hasta la muerte.”

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