Saturday, April 18, 2009

another loss

Liam told me that Father Wilfrid Borden, former assistant dean of religious affairs at Thomas Aquinas College, also passed away last week. He had suffered a severe stroke in the fall of 2006 and in spring of 2007 retired to his order's convalescent home in Canada. Please pray for him too.

From the linked article:

Dr. Dillon spoke a few words of tribute to Fr. Borden and gave him as a parting gift an icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, saying,

“As you have faithfully tended to your flock here at the College, may Our Lady of Perpetual Help intercede for you in all your needs. We pray that God will abundantly reward you as you continue to inspire us now with your example of great patience and fortitude. We shall miss you, dear friend.”
We have lost some good, good people in this past couple of weeks but I think we have gained some intercessors in the "cloud of witnesses" that surround us.

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine,
cum sanctis tuis in aeternum,
quia pius es.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

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