"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Speaking of Military Chaplains... Fr. Tim Vakoc +
Another fallen hero.
+Cathy informed me that Fr. Tim Vakoc died yesterday - I have no other information.+
01 June2005: On Saturday May 29, 2004, Army Major H. Timothy Vakoc, a Roman Catholic Priest, was returning from saying Mass for soldiers in Iraq when his humvee was struck by an IED (improvised explosive device) and he sustained a severe brain injury. He was treated in Germany, then Walter Reed for several months then transferred to the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. - Source
May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Photo: Fr. Vakoc saying Mass in the field.
Ray has a nice memorial here.