Friday, February 01, 2008

A Time to Pray

A sad story out of Boston this week:

Fr. Daniel Kennedy, who had been ordained to the priesthood last May, died January 27 at the age of 34. The cause of death was a heart attack, according to media reports.

He had served as parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Winthrop, Mass.

From Christine Williams' feature obituary in The Pilot:

An avid runner, Father Kennedy ran the 2006 Boston Marathon to raise awareness of vocations in the city. He was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Boston’s Vocation Office, and in an April 14 Pilot article he compared running to discerning a call to the priesthood.

“Running a marathon is a journey that parallels, in many ways, discovering a vocation to the priesthood,” he said. “For me marathon training is a time to be alone, a time to discern God’s will, a time to think and a time to pray.”

The young priest did a good post for Cardinal Sean's Blog in June '07 shortly after his ordination.

One of the pictures from that post was this one that shows him consecrating the Eucharist at his first Mass:

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