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John Vianney: The Saint Who Read Souls at a Glance--March 2003

Share a positive experience you have had with a priest, or how a priest has helped you.


  

Date: 3/2/2003 12:30:46 PM
Name or Pseudonym: Terry
Subject: Fr. Joe Maguire, SJ

I met Joe Maguire while I was a student at Seattle University. He not only was a friend of mine, but of countless others who attended over the years.

Joe’s door was always open for dialogue, arguing, and rescuing. The man rarely slept more than 4 hours a night. He was on fire for Jesus and this fire burned for the young men and women he served at Seattle U.

Joe was so loved by me, that when I met the woman of my dreams, it was Joe who brought her into the faith through baptism and first communion. He celebrated our wedding Mass.

Joe said a tender and love filled Mass at the death of our first child.

I was so blessed to have known him. I deeply mourned his death in 1996. I believed he was called to God too soon, but God knew he had to have this wonderful Irish tenor in his heavenly choir.

God bless, Father Joe!

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