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Cubs Loyalty Knows No Bounds

October 28, 2016

Fr. Mick Egan, CSV, grew up in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs, loving the Cubs. His loyalty

Fr. Mick Egan at his office at Saint Viator High School, surrounded by his Cubs memorabilia

Fr. Mick Egan at his office at Saint Viator High School, surrounded by his Cubs memorabilia

peaked in 1969, the year he graduated from Saint Viator High School and one year before he entered the Viatorian Community, when the Cubs made their historic run toward the pennant, only to be dashed when they blew their nine-game lead to the New York Mets.

Still, once a Cubs fan, always a Cubs fan.

Through his 46 years of religious life, serving as a teacher and ultimately president of Saint

St. Thomas More parishioners knew the way to Fr. Egan's heart

St. Thomas More parishioners knew the way to Fr. Egan’s heart

Viator High School, to his years as pastor of St. Viator Parish in Chicago and current home at St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, NV — where parishioners designed a Cubs cake when he arrived — and through his years as assistant provincial and provincial of the Viatorians, he has remained a steadfast Cubs fan.

Fr. Michael Keliher's office, next door to Fr. Egan's at St. Thomas More

Fr. Michael Keliher’s office, next door to Fr. Egan’s at St. Thomas More

Now that the Cubs have made it to the World Series, not even some good hearted ribbing from his associate pastor, Fr. Michael Keliher, CSV — a lifelong White Sox fan — can dampen Fr. Egan’s excitement.

This is the year, and Egan will be rooting every step of the way.