See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Monday, December 27, 2010

Fr. John Harvey, osfs - Founder of Courage Apostolate - dies.


At 8:33PM a friend sent me the following news:

We just received word from Father John Harvey's niece that he died this morning. He had a fall two days ago, and they took him to the hospital, but he never bounced back. His niece told us that he died very peacefully, and that is family is sure that he is in heaven. Let us all thank God for this wonderful and holy priest who has helped so many. Let us pray for him, and let us ask him to pray for us. - Fr. Knapp
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May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:46 PM

    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him, and may he rest in peace. Amen.

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  2. thanks for posting, terry. the *courage* apostolate has a new saint. it would not surprise me at all if his cause for canonization is introduced and soon.

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  3. He is a saint, I am sure - I was so very fortunate to meet with him several years ago. He is a great man.

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  4. Three Hail Marys begging God to have Mercy on his soul...

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  5. I saw Father Harvey's story on EWTN about a year ago. My DVR recorded it "by mistake" somehow . It was on at some early morning hour I would never have the stamina to be up for. :)

    It was no mistake of course. His story made a profound impact on me. I only wish I'd heard about him when I had a close family member who perhaps would have shortened his painful journey through same sex attraction , had we known.

    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace. Amen.

    +PAX

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