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Wednesday, 01 December 2010 15:20

Gracias Padre Thomas

Written by Anabella Penados
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On Thursday, November 26, Maryknoll Father Thomas Goeckler departed for his eternal life. On that day, Americans celebrate "Thanksgiving" for all the blessings that God gives. What better day for the departure of Father Thomas because he was really a blessing to many people. Following the example of Jesus he chose to live and work with at risk youth in the "Walk for Peace Program" in Paradise II, Zone 18, helping then in their studies, sharing bread, and accompanying them and listening to their concerns. Following the example of Jesus, he recognized and valued all people, visiting prisoners, people living in the ravines, people forgotten by society. He believed in women as agents of change. as builders of peace. Close friend of the Community of Colegio Monte María, he shared the Maryknoll spirit, the charism of service, love of neighbor. Thank you, Father Thomas, for your words, for your dedication, for your example. While your departure pains us, your life witness encourages us to be true followers and followers of Jesus.


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