Friday, December 16, 2005


There is a Franciscan priest who visits hospitals in the St. Louis area by the name of Father Didacus Dunn. He wears the same jacket every day, sporting a blue longshoreman-type knit hat. His habit is the brown, hooded frock of the Franciscans. He visited my mom recently, and gave her the Sacrament of the Sick, blessing her with a few prayers.
When asked what he has been doing lately, his answer is always the same....
"My boss keeps me busy....." He is referring to God. He calls Jesus the "Boss on the Cross." Needless to say, he is one of the characters that make like so interesting. One of the most remarkable things about him is that he has an ailment of the spine that causes his neck to almost come out at a right angle to his shoulders.
But this doesn't slow him down.
His Boss keeps him busy, and safe.
He is a blessing to all he touches.

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