Life on the Chrism Trail

Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Mass for the Saint John Paul II Shepherd’s Guild

July 31, 2021
St. Patrick Cathedral
Fort Worth, Texas

1st Corinthians聽10:31-11:1
Psalm聽34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
Luke聽14:25-33

To mark the pages in my breviary I use memorial prayer cards from the lives of family and friends that serve as a reminder to pray for the dead and that I hope to one day go where my Christian faith offers me the confidence that they have arrived. Among those cards is one that recalls the life of Father William Eddy, a priest who taught me in high school and fostered my vocation as a diocesan priest through his own life, vocation, and priestly ministry. It reads:

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