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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Greater Love Hath No Man

A Catholic priest attending a month-long retreat drowned while attempting to rescue a nearly- drowned swimmer, while on a picnic trip with his brothers in Fiji.
Father Toma, who belonged to the Society of Mary (commonly known as the Marist priests) was described as someone who had time for everyone. He drowned last week while trying to save a brother who had gone swimming in the ocean near Fiji. His funeral was today.

John 10:11-15
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. 12 But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flieth: and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep: 13 And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me. 15 As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep.
Rest in peace, Fr. Toma.

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