(Manaus, Brazil) Congratulations to Fr. Tom (Miguel) McIntosh, who was honoured for his missionary service in the Amazon Region of Brazil last week by the City Council of Manaus. Graciously accepting the award from City Councilman Elias Emanuel Rebouças de Lima. Fr. Tom dedicated it to all of the Americans who have served as missionaries in the Amazon Region.
Born in Detroit, MI, Fr. Tom professed perpetual vows as a Redemptorist in 1964 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1966. Two years later, he began ministry in the Amazon Region. Since 1968, he has been assigned to Redemptorist communities and served at parishes in Belem, Coari, Manacapuru and Manaus. He is the only member of the Denver Province still serving in the Vice-Province of Manaus.