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Small photo, upper left: Father preparing for daily Mass with his faithful acolyte Evelyn Benoit, who is featured in the episode.
Father John, the beloved rabble-rousing Passionist priest who preached daily Mass and led retreats at Holy Family Monastery and Retreat Center in West Hartford, was the inaugural guest of “Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith” in 2012 and an occasional guest since then.
He valued the laity and ended every homily with this reminder of our sacred role and responsibility: “Will the Church please stand?”
October 31, 2018 at 10:06 am
Exquisite distillation of years of interviews and conversations, Maria. (I wish I had quoted a couple quotes that were especially meaningful to him.) I love the photos of him. The last time I took him out to dinner, he wore that crazy white and black squigglies shirt. He was truly a delight and an amazing human being and priest. Certainly left a vast space.
October 31, 2018 at 7:34 pm
Thanks, Evelyn! So much more I could’ve included! As you know!