If there’s one thing Father Denis M. Donahue knows, it’s suffering. The life of the 47-year-old priest was dramatically altered — and nearly extinguished — when, at age 14, he was shot twice by a sniper while working his paper route. It was a random attack, resulting in two bullet wounds to Father Donahue’s chest and, for months, his life hung in the balance at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

Full bio: Father Denis M. Donahue, newly appointed pastor of St. Philip Parish in Falls Church, was born Nov. 13, 1962, in South Pasedena, Calif., one of five sons of Francis and Mary Donahue. He attended Catholic elementary and high school in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, graduating in 1984. He also took courses at Christendom College in Front Royal before entering Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md.

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