In 1994, in two separate mission countries, misfortune would cut down two members of the Columban family – one priest and one lay missionary.
Father Vincent J. Power was a native of County Tipperary, Ireland. He was ordained in 1955 at Dalgan in Navan. He had served nearly 30 years in Japan and several years in Ireland when he began his service in the Columban mission country of Jamaica in 1990.