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David L. Fleming, SJ, RIP

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Today has been a day of death it seems. I started the day with a funeral of a 8 year old who died the other day of cancer.

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This afternoon I was notified that my former rector, Father David L. Fleming, SJ, 76, died after facing cancer in a courageous way. Well done good and faithful servant. May the Lord be good to him.

David is likely to have been one of the best superiors I ever had. For me, he was a light in darkness when a lot of others were simply too self-absorbed. He was one of those who superiors who took each person seriously and approached each person with sensitivity, grace and love. He always showed me the operation of grace, that is, the act of God's love on me as unmerited and without reservation.

When I saw David last summer it was a fine meeting --one that was full of memories from the past-- but one we both knew that we'd not likely see each other this summer.

Father Fleming's obituary is here: Fr David Fleming, SJ obit.pdf

Please pray for Father Fleming and all the souls who have died today.

May Father David Fleming's memory be eternal.
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Today's the 3rd anniversary of death of Chiara Lubich, the Trent-born founder of Focolare.

Let's pray for her eternal rest and for the Focolare movement.

BTW, 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of Focolare coming to the USA. Big events are planned ...
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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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