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Homily for Fr. John Richardson, C.M.–April 27, 2022

At his very core, John Richardson was a humanitarian, a progressive, a Christian, and a Vincentian Catholic priest. Later in his career, John became a missionary in Kenya after a full life at the age of 73; he went to serve in Nyeri, Kenya. We all remember the wonderful letters he wrote from Kenya. Those beautiful letters showed us the depth of the man, his values, and what was important to him.

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EVERYBODY IS A LITTLE ODD…–Fr. J. Patrick Murphy, C.M.

I have reflected on Loran’s wisdom over the years when thinking about family, classmates, students, friends and co-workers. It helps to know that everyone is odd and to be able to laught about it. Jesus found imperfect people, too. He taught them, healed them, forgave them, and laughed with them (“He was like us in all things but sin”).

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On Friendship–Fr. J. Patrick Murphy, C.M.

In reflecting on life and other distractions this week after Easter and before spring really blossoms, I am savoring memories of Dave and other good friends who have fortified me over the years and cherish those memories and the blessings that come with them.

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Holy Week and Marbles–Fr. J. Patrick Murphy, C.M.

We start the week with Palm Sunday and end it with Easter about to burst forth. Christian communities around the world will be concluding Lent and celebrating the Risen Christ. Jews will be celebrating Passover. Ukrainians will be clinging to life, many in a new country where they take refuge.

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