ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved,Fr Tarcy Mathias who was born in Mangalore, India on May 14, 1931 and passed away in Reggio Emilia, Italy on September 14, 2010. In his 79 years on earth Fr Tarcy travelled many paths and made a lot of friends along the way who are very sorry to say goodbye.


You will be remembered forever by all your friends.

Posted by Jeffrey Dsouza on January 16, 2021
I knew Fr Tarcy
A humane person A Holy Man
Posted by Margaret Looney on October 30, 2020
Greetings All,
I do hope everyone is keeping well.
Next Sunday, 1st November, 2020
Dear Fr Tarcy will be commemorated at 1130am Holy Mass Capuchins, Church St. Dublin, Ireland
We can pray from our own homes due to pandemic. Keep safe & well. I know Fr Tarcy will remember us all too.
Posted by Margaret Looney on October 28, 2019
Hi All, This Friday, November 1st 2019 -  at 1930hrs Mass will be celebrated for Fr Tarcy in Dublin's Church Street, Capuchin Church. All welcome. James Kilbane will attend as always. Much appreciation to James for arranging our annual event in commemoration of Dear Fr Tarcy RIP
Posted by Alison Stendahl on September 15, 2018
Father Tarcy’s Spirit radiated, encompassed and healed the most hurting of souls. He was a gift in my life at a time that I was facing some of my biggest emotional, broken and desperate of times. His calls, letters and presence were medicine from God. May he continue to Rest In Peace ...
Posted by Evelyn O'Connor on September 15, 2018
Father Tarcy will always be remembered by everyone who ever had the blessed fortune to meet him. He was the most Spirtual priest,with such a great depth of faith, I ever met, yet a sense of humour which would have you laughing with him, no matter how low you were feeling at the time. Father Tarcy raised you up with his great understanding of human frailty and saw everyone as an individual whom he loved. He preached Gods Love and Forgiveness to us all.
God Rest your Soul Tarcy and give my husband Eddie a big hug from me? You both had many happy times together over coffee after Mass and he followed you to heaven 18 months after you left us.R.I.P.
Posted by Michele Gomes on September 15, 2018
Father Tarcy, From the moment I saw you so gracefully move across the small candle lit room at the House of Mary in Ephesus, Turkey, I knew you were someone special. Approaching me outside the chapel/house you asked where I was from and about my religious beliefs, of which you proceeded to read my mind! You were so generous, kind, perceptive and intelligent. I had never met such a holy man as yourself. You were a blessing to behold, a deeply spiritual man who possessed such grace and wanted peace for the masses. May you be forever blessed and guided by love and wisdom. You are sorely missed. With Love and Appreciation, Michele Gomes
Posted by Margaret Scully on September 14, 2018
Fr Tarcy, I can hardly believe 8 years have passed since I travelled to Italy for your funeral. Thank you for all your letters and I have one in my journal that you sent to me from Meryem Ana that cheers me up every time I read it. You say I'm St. Francis' little sparrow. Peace and Happiness always. Margaret
Posted by Margaret Looney on October 31, 2017
Hi All

Confirming tomorrow - All Saints Day - 1 November 2017, Mass for Fr Tarcy will be celebrated at 1930hrs Capuchin Church, Church St, Dublin. James Kilbane will sing. All welcome.  Many thanks ML
Posted by Margaret Looney on September 14, 2017
RIP Fr Tarcy. Remembering you on your 7th Anniversary. We will gather for your Memorial Mass on All Saints' Day - 1st November, 2017 - Capuchin Church, Church Street, Dublin 8, Ireland. Time tbc.
Posted by anne sarioglu on September 14, 2016
Thinking of you as i do everyday only special people leave such an impact on our lives you are one of the most special souls to have walked this land xx pray for us fr tarcey
Posted by Margaret Looney on September 14, 2016
Delighted to confirm Memorial Mass for Rev Fr Tarcy Mathias will continue to take place on All Saint's Day - 1st November 2016-1930hrs Capuchin Church - St Mary of the Angels, Church St. Dublin 7, Ireland. Let's gather friends and commemorate. James Kilbane will perform Mary's House (Our Lady of Ephesus). Many thanks ML
Posted by M D on September 14, 2016
Mio amico, mio fratello, mio padre... My friend, my brother, my father. Thanks God for the years we spent together... We touched too many candles to light another one I think, I'll pray for you, you leave a note to the Lord for me...
Posted by Margaret Looney on August 15, 2015
Dear Friends, 1st NOVEMBER, 2015 A Mass in memory of Fr Tarcy's 5th Anniversary will be celebrated in Dublin, Ireland               St Mary of The Angels Church,The Capuchin Friary, Church Street, Dublin 7. Time: 1930hrs. Music by James Kilbane. All are welcome. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis Fr Tarcy on this special day.
Posted by Evelyn O'Connor on May 15, 2015
A man among men
A Priest Among Priests
Father Tarcy was an inspiration to us all.
He always made us feel we were special to him and I will love him to my dying day. He is always in my prayers.
God Rest His Soul. 
Please God we will meet again one day.
Keep on smiling Tarcy.
Posted by James Kilbane on May 14, 2015
Fr. Tarcy, today we all remember you and how you touch all our lives and you still do. Thank you today and thank God! James Kilbane
Posted by Margaret Scully on May 14, 2015
Tarcy, I can't believe it is almost five years since your departure. Hope all is well in heaven. We are still celebrating your arrival on earth. Love and best wishes. M
Posted by Margaret Looney on October 19, 2014
SUNDAY, 2nd November, 2014 at 7pm -  Dublin - Ireland
Calling all friends in the locality, of Fr Tarcy
A Mass in memory of Fr Tarcy R.I.P will be celebrated at St Mary of The Angels Church,The Capuchin Friary, Church Street, Dublin 7.        All are welcome. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis."
Posted by Evelyn O'Connor on September 14, 2014
My husband Eddie and I met Fr Tarcy on our first visit to Turkey, in April 2003, at Mass at Meryemana. We loved it so much that we bought a house in Kusadasi in our first week!!!
The Mass we attended at Meryemana was a truly memorable experience for us both. Fr Tarcy was such a spiritual person and he conveyed the true meaning of the Mass to all.
My husband Eddie was always planning our return flight back to Turkey before we even left, we loved the chats after Mass, sitting in the sunshine, drinking coffee and watching Tarcy enjoying the social gathering of his flock. I will treasure the memories of his beautiful smile and the laughter in his twinkling eyes. There is a wonderful community spirit about the place.
I remember a particular Mass where Tarcy talked of different religions and he said, very strongly, that a religion should unite people and not divide, also it was wrong to try to take a faith away from someone, under the guise of conversion, that would not be a true religion! The most important thing, he said, is HOW a person lives his life an HOW he treats his neighbour. We should celebrate our similarities not our differences. Often he referred to the crowds of Muslims who visit and how they showed a great devotion to Our Lady. He was truly a man of God and a great example to us all..

Tarcy inspired all who listened and will be remembered by many thousands.God Rest his Soul.

Sadly my husband Eddie passed away 2 years after fr Tarcy but no doubt he will be carrying on with the chats with Fr Tarcy and Liam, they were great friends.

God Rest their Souls and Bless all who need our prayers.

Evelyn OConnor
Posted by maria anderson on September 14, 2014
We all love and miss you! The candle in our hearts and memories is forever lit!
Posted by T Reddy on April 24, 2014
Father Tarcy, my friend, continues to bless us and feed us spiritually through his words, as quoted in the article referenced below.

“We must find a common spirit between us. Everyone is a brother or sister so we must treat each other like that. Consider the humanity of one, discover the oneness of your spirit and not let your religion divide you,” Father Tarcy said.

The House of the Virgin Mary: A place that unites all
By Gözde Aslantaş & Natalie Lyubomirsky
EPHESUS, Oct. 9, 2007 (www.turkishdailynews.com.tr)

http://www.parishworld.net/con_CatholicNews.cfm?contentUUID=90B42933-1143-E0A9-59AF906F47445FA2%7C200710&arcView=Oct_2007
Posted by Nasim Ansari on January 13, 2014
I remember meeting Fr. Mathias back on Dec. 31, 1999 for midnight mass at Mary's House on the millenium. He was a gentle and gracious presence and made me promise to come back and visit again and wanted to keep in touch. I promised him I would visit him again and returned in 2008, only he was ill at the time and missed him by a few days. My biggest regret was not being able to see him again like I promised him. His warmth is greatly missed.
Posted by James Kilbane on September 15, 2013
Fr. Tarcy, Often remembered and always close. James
Posted by Margaret Looney on September 13, 2013
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis Fr Tarcy.  Memorial Mass for you on 1st November, 2013 - All Saints Day. Time: 1930hrs              St Mary of the Angels Capuchin Church, Church St, Dublin 7, Ireland.   Music by James Kilbane.  All Welcome - let's gather then.
Posted by Alison Stendahl on July 7, 2013
Father Tarcy - you were a man who exemplified the best of the Christian faith. Your spirit was strong and your heart was pure. You cared about everyone around you and touched so many of us I. Every unique and special ways. You are missed. May you continue to rest in peace.
Posted by errol moraes on May 14, 2013
Dear Fr. Tarcy - you were a father figure to me right from my adolescent days and i will always cherish your love, affection and guidance. I miss talking to you and listening to your words of wisdom and advice. You were a blessing to our family and we greatly miss you. I know that you are interceding for us from heaven above. we truly miss you!
Posted by Margaret Scully on May 14, 2013
Dear Fr Tarcy, I have just returned from Turkey and miss you every time I visit. Blessed your memory with Meryemana's holy water. Lots of love on your birthday. Margaret
Posted by Evelyn O'Connor on May 14, 2013
My dear Fr Tarcy, I miss you with an ache in my heart but I remember with joy and thanksgiving the spiritual homilies you gave at Mass,you preached and lived the Gospels. You renewed our faith as we listened to your every word. Please intercede for Eddie who followed you 3/3/2012 you can continue your chats celebrating your birthdays together Eddie's 13th May. God Bless you both x x x x
Posted by anne sarioglu on May 14, 2013
On this your birthday I miss being able to pick up the phone for your words of wisdom , you are so sadly missed ! I hope your looking after my father in law who passed away in November . Happy birthday fr Tarcy x
Posted by James Kilbane on February 8, 2013
Dear Fr. Tarcy,

You are often close, in thought and prayer. Thank you for your friendship, prayers and guideance. Forever in my memory. God bless.

James
Posted by Margaret Scully on September 28, 2012
Fr Tarcy. My life was enriched by your friendship and thoughts are always with you. xx
Posted by Edwin Colaco on September 14, 2012
Fr. Tarcy, I thank you today for your person so kind and compassionate. I miss you so much! I know, you are there with me.
Posted by anne sarioglu on September 14, 2012
Can't believe it's been 2 years since you passed away miss you more and more every day fr Tracy x
Posted by Margaret Looney on September 12, 2012
Friday, 14 September,2012   Evening Mass at 1930. St Mary of the Angels, Church St, Dublin 7, Ireland. Celebrant Fr Terence Harrington OFM Cap.     Music James Kilbane and Deirdre Doyle.               
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis Fr Tarcy. All welcome
Posted by Michele Gomes on July 17, 2012
Fr. Tarcy Mathias was the most graceful man I ever connected with. He approached me outside of the House of Mary in Ephesus, Turkey. Invited me back inside the sacred house and offered me prayer cards to take back with me to Seattle, Washington USA. I gave many of them to the Benedictine Nuns. His brilliance, gracefulness and generous nature continue to inspire me. Much Love and Peace!
Posted by Margaret Scully on June 13, 2012
Belated birthday thoughts Fr Tarcy. You are gone but will never be forgotton.xx
Posted by anne sarioglu on May 14, 2012
Not a day goes past that I don't think about you .you still help me through bad time x love and miss you fr tarcey
Posted by Monique Schoenmakers-Miss... on September 14, 2011
We are missing you dearest Father Tarcy; I will never forget the gift of God to have made me met with you; you have been a light in my most difficult times in my life.I feel and I believe that you are next to me and my family spiritually.Thank you so much Father Tarcy.God Bless.
Posted by anne sarioglu on September 14, 2011
Still miss you and think of you everyday.you got me through the worst time of my life, thankyou for everything x im so blessed to have known you. Gone but never forgotin, love from anne
Posted by valerie o connor on August 11, 2011
god rest his soul,beautiful soul,had the honour for our family of father tarcy officiating at my sisters wedding at our lady,s house in ephesus.pray for us dear father tarcy
Posted by Margaret Scully on May 15, 2011
Thinking of you on your birthday Fr Tarcy. Just found a beautiful letter you wrote to me in June 2008. Love and very fond memories. Margaret
Posted by anne sarioglu on May 14, 2011
happy 80th birthday fr tarcey,you are sadly missed ....sarioglu family
Posted by Margaret Scully on January 24, 2011
The feast of the Holy Family was on January 6th. I celebrated this with you three years ago Fr Tarcy and will always remember you on that day. I'm sure your family around the world are still thinking of you and praying for you. Love and thanks. Margaret
Posted by Glynnis Taylor on October 26, 2010
Father Tarcy, I cannot express how sad I was to learn that you had passed; you did not know how your kind and gentle disposition, your wonderful homilies led me running back to Holy Mother Church. Masses will be said in my home Parish of Our Lady and St Hubert with St Wulstan, Gt Harwood, Lancashire in thanksgiving for the treasure you gave back to me. I'll remember you in my prayers. Glynnis
Posted by anne sarioglu on October 11, 2010
my dear friend fr tarcey ,a saint on earth,you helped me through the hardest time in my life...for this i will never forget you..it`s nice to know we have you as an angel looking over us rest in peace now xx anne
Posted by Margaret Looney on October 9, 2010
A Mass in memory of Fr Tarcy will be celebrated at St Mary of The Angels Church,The Capuchin Friary, Church Street, Dublin 7 on Tuesday, 12th October, 2010. All are welcome. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.
Posted by Joseph Thornberry on September 27, 2010
He was a wonderful Capuchin friar. St Francis would have been proud of him. He clearly preached the Gospel and 'sometimes used words' as St Francis would say. The world was richer with him in it. I'd imagine he'll keep on working from heaven.
Posted by Edwin Colaco on September 24, 2010
Edwin Colaco lit a candle on Sept 23, 2010.

Tarcy, you had been my brother, friend, guide and mentor. Intercede for me from your place in heaven. For me you are alive. Love to you.
Posted by irwin Britto on September 19, 2010
Irwin, Lorraine, ian, & Craig lit a candle on 19th September 2010
"Fr Tarcy we are sorry to say Goodbye to you, hearing the news about you our heart aches pains us, you left us the good & sound memory which will not be easily wiped out in years to come, we'll keep you in our daily prayers. God Bless
Posted by Margaret Scully on September 18, 2010
Tarcy,I'm so sad to bid you farewell but I'm sure you will have a wonderful journey in heaven, free from all the aches and pains, worries and pressures that dominated your latter years among us. Meryemana flourished with your presence and I'm sure Mother Mary is waiting in heaven to give you a big hug and welcome you into her arms. Love & thanks for all your prayers,letters & Irish Mist! Margaret

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Posted by Jeffrey Dsouza on January 16, 2021
I knew Fr Tarcy
A humane person A Holy Man
Posted by Margaret Looney on October 30, 2020
Greetings All,
I do hope everyone is keeping well.
Next Sunday, 1st November, 2020
Dear Fr Tarcy will be commemorated at 1130am Holy Mass Capuchins, Church St. Dublin, Ireland
We can pray from our own homes due to pandemic. Keep safe & well. I know Fr Tarcy will remember us all too.
Posted by Margaret Looney on October 28, 2019
Hi All, This Friday, November 1st 2019 -  at 1930hrs Mass will be celebrated for Fr Tarcy in Dublin's Church Street, Capuchin Church. All welcome. James Kilbane will attend as always. Much appreciation to James for arranging our annual event in commemoration of Dear Fr Tarcy RIP
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Shared by Camilla Wynne on February 18, 2011

My husband Liam and I were lucky to be married by Fr Tarcy in Meryemana in October 2007.

Little did we know when we went to meet him for the first time to arrange the ceremony that we would have the ultimate pleasure and honour to get to know such a special person. There aren’t enough words to describe what a genuine and special person he was. He made me and Liam feel so welcome and at ease and I cherish the fond memory of us three sitting in the back garden of the Fathers house, having a glass of beer together, talking about anything and everything.

The year after the wedding I called Fr Tarcy, one month before we were going to Turkey again, to arrange to bring him out for dinner and also to see if there was anything he wanted us to bring him from Ireland (like Barry’s tea or Irish mist). Fr Tracy’s answer to me was : “No, all I want you to bring is your good news” and he laughed.  I asked what he meant and he just said that he was looking forward to the good news that I was bringing him. I was 3 months pregnant at the time and there was no way that he could have found out.

May that year was the last time we met Fr Tarcy and he was delighted with the happy news we had for him.

I would have loved him and my daughter Hanna to meet but that was unfortunately not to happen. I did send pictures of her to him when he was in hospital in Italy.

He has touched our hearts in such a special way and I know he is watching over us all from heaven.

RIP Fr Tarcy – you will always be in our hearts.

Shared by anne sarioglu on October 11, 2010

i was lucky to have the honour of meeting fr tarcey 5 years ago.i had been told that i had breast cancer just before going to turkey that year,but still wanted to go to turkey i did`nt want to let my turkish inlaws down,it was the best thing i did as i was blessed to meet fr tarcey ,his phone calls and letters kept me strong .i thank fr tarcey and mother mary for getting me through this hard timexxrip fr tarcey

Letter from Monique

Shared by Margaret Scully on September 20, 2010

I am, thanks God, one of the lucky people, who got to know our dearest Father Tarcy. I met him in Izmir in 1999 just after the death of my dearest father during difficult times in my life. Father Tarcy has been always beside me and my family giving us always a lot of strength. I am sure spiritually he will continue to do this to all of us. I would like to thank you very much for having had this wonderful idea to create this memorial gathering place on which we can share the nice memories that we all had with our dearest and unique Father Tarcy. Thank you so much. God Bless You, Monique