The eyes of my friend showed me how Jesus is a friend to all of us.
Father Thomas Feeley, C.S.C. taught philosophy, loved long walks, and preached the Catholic faith wherever he went. He was so energetic and joyful, itsurprised me one day when he said he needed to stop and rest. We later found out that he had a medical condition that would bring him to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Father Feeley never stopped praying for healing and told me that he felt like Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. Jesus had come to stay with these friends in their home, as he as now doing with Father Feeley’s illness. He felt that Jesus was visiting him while he was sick, and soon it would be his turn to visit Jesus’ home. I hope we can all welcome Jesus with such open arms, as he welcomes us.
Lord, we pray for the peace in knowing Your presence is with us. Amen.
About Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.
Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.