Our Founder Kevin Jacobsen

Our Danish Born Founder
Kevin Jacobsen

Niels Jacobsen (1933-2005), son of Marie Holm and Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, brother of Jokum, husband of Mary Dooley, father of five boys and Founder of Mary's Followers of the Cross later named the Servants of Love.

This is a story of a convinced atheist who became a radical, inspiring Catholic who spent his life tuning in to and pursuing what he believed was the best way for him to serve the Loving and Compassionate God that he discovered whilst hitching around Ireland in his early twenties.

He took the name Kevin as he admired the commitment and community of Saint Kevin of Glendalough and aspired to becoming a monk.