Rev. Pierre Hyacinth Conway

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Dominican Priest

Age 90, died peacefully at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC on Monday, January 23, 2006, surrounded by friars singing the Salve Regina. He is survived by a brother, John Conway, of Dallas, several cousins, and countless friends.

Philosopher, Thomist, scholar, preacher, author, teacher, mentor, confessor, friend of the poor, and priest of the Dominican Order since 1941, he was the Spiritual Director of the Immaculate Conception Chapter of the Third Order of Preachers for more than 15 years.

For many years he was the "Doorkeeper" at the Dominican House, assisting the spiritual and temporal needs of the poor and needy.

Fr. Conway was a model of the Dominican priest: faithful in prayer, devoted in service, and firmly committed to God's truth. He continued to write and to counsel those in need of God's mercy until the last moments of his life.

Some of his books include Faith Views The Universe; Aristotelian Formal and Material Logic; Metaphysics of Aquinas; Metaphysics I: Introduction to Philosophy; The Liberal Arts in Thomas Aquinas; Principles of Education: A Thomistic Approach; Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric; Exposition of the Posterior Analytics of Aristotle; and The "Barber" Paradox.

As he chose to donate his body to science, there will be no formal wake or funeral Mass. However friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Mass for Fr. Conway on Wednesday, February 1, at 2 p.m. at the Dominican House, 487 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20017. Donations to the poor or memorial donations in his name to Dominican House of Studies to support the formation of future Dominican priests would be the best way to honor his memory.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 26, 2006
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