A favor please.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. Robert Crouse, a priest of the Church of Canada (Episcopalian/Anglican) who was a friend.
I met him years ago at the Augustinianum in Rome where he taught as a visiting professor.
Prof. Crouse taught for a long time at King’s/Dalhousie in Halifax, NS, in the Classics Department. His former students speak of him always in glowing terms.
Robert was a great scholar, a fine musician, brilliant educator, excellent cook, and one of the finest gentlemen I have ever met.
He shared my apartment in Rome for a semester while he was teaching there. In the evenings I would prepare the first course, he the second, and then we read Dante’s Divine Comedy from beginning to end, a few cantos a night, I reading in Italian with facing page translations, and he commenting and explaining. He was a great expert on Dante, and also on John Scotus Eriugena. He helped me with my first thesis as well. We also traveled around looking at Romanesque churches, sometime way out in the countryside so that we nearly needed hayricks to reach them. It was he who spurred my love of that style of architecture.
Robert Crouse is one of those men for whom I have little worry as far as the after life is concerned.
But we who are still in this vale of tears must never presume.
We must constantly implore God’s mercy for the souls of those who have died and He will dispose all according to His will.
Please say a prayer for the repose of the soul of Robert Crouse, who died recently.