Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Father John Molloy Passes Away

From Father George David Byers:

Say a prayer for Father Molloy right now, would you, please?

Check out the years ordained and the date:

Father had a great devotion to Saint Therese. He saved this picture from the trash:

Another favorite picture of Father Molloy:

Someone made this for him, since he is, after all, a Father of MERCY!

I remember Father Molloy saying that he loved the Dies Irae!

Father Molloy is of the original Fathers of Mercy, that is to say, that he survived the re-organization of the Society into a Pontifical Congregation way back in 1960 (the year I was born!). Only ten, all told, were to continue, and two of those died soon thereafter, leaving eight. The others died as the years went by. He survived them all. In fact, he outlived some of the younger generation coming in. Father Molloy has always been the stalwart preacher and gentle confessor, a lion in the pulpit and a lamb in the confessional...

1 comment:

Pablo the Mexican said...

The Three Hail Marys for the Padre.

God bless you.