Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. David T. Lawlor, O. Praem.

Birth: July 20, 1943

Death: December 30, 2017

House: Daylesford Abbey

Fr. Lawlor was born in Philadelphia.  A member of St. Gabriel Parish, he attended Bishop Neumann High School.  He entered the Norbertine Order and was vested with the white habit on 1962-08-28 and ordained to the priesthood on 1971-04-03. In addition to several years of teaching at Bishop Neumann High School, he also functioned as a chaplain at Mercy Hospital and served in many parishes in the Harrisburg and Trenton dioceses.  He was a certified Addictions counselor and spent much of his later years ministering and supporting those in the AA program. 

Fr. Lawlor was a devoted apiarist and spent many hours tending the honeybees on the abbey property and providing honey for the community.

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