We had the funeral Mass and burial of Fr. Leo Dolan today. Fr. Dolan had been a priest for 60 years, for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. His last few years involved not a little physical suffering. Fr. Dolan was one of those stalwarts who survived the crazy years with his faithful and fidelity intact. He was also, among other things, deeply dedicated to the beatification cause of Matt Talbot. As a matter of fact, he unearthed the only surviving photo.
During the luncheon, on a table of photos of Fr. Dolan, I saw these two, which I captured with my phone:
They made me think of earlier photos, and a recent video I posted here, of children playing “Mass”.
You never know what you may be fostering when your boy wants to play “Mass”.
Pray for an increase of vocations to the Holy Priesthood.