Lent 2016: Death of Fr. Virgilio Elizondo

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Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, one of San Antonio’s most accomplished and beloved Catholic priests whose work brought him recognition in Latin America and Europe and an esteemed faculty position at the University of Notre Dame, died of a self-inflicted gunshot at his home Monday afternoon...CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

Today’s gospel says… Jesus said to the Jews:
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever keeps my word will never see death.”

Fr. Virgilio taught at the University of Notre Dame. He was a champion for people on the margins of society. He had an accusation against him of sexual misconduct. At 80, his suicide crushes many people in our Church and the news leads us to the consolation of Jesus, the only place we can go.

CLICK HERE FOR AN ARTICLE ON SUICIDE AND THE ELDERLY

One thought on “Lent 2016: Death of Fr. Virgilio Elizondo

  1. Oh, Ron, I’m so sorry for the loss to you and your brothers in Holy Cross. Feel my prayers of consolation. And, Dear Friend, remember those of us who have compassionate ears to hear your pains when a human’s nearness is needed. I can’t take the place of LL, except in the art lessons, but—- A

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