Saturday, September 11, 2010

One Of The Many Hero's Of 9/11

Father Mychal F. Judge, OFM was a busy Franciscan priest who dedicated his life to serving God's people. He is known for his work with the homeless, recovering addicts, AIDS patients, and his work as chaplain to the New York City Fire Department.
On September 11, 2001, Father Mychal rushed from the friary at Saint Francis of Assisi Church to the scene of the World Trade Center attacks.
After administering last rites to a firefighter, Father Mychal was hit by debris and killed. He became the first officially recorded fatality following the attack.
During his life, Father Mychal spent much of his time ministering to the homeless on the Breadline at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City. This is one of the many places where he found God - in the hurting, the broken, the suffering, and the poor.
His dedication to homeless men, women and children has become a calling to us that manifests itself as Mychal's Message.

This is just one of the many stories from 9/11...God Bless America.

Till next time, keep looking up.


Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Heartbreaking! Hopw everybody who survive recovered the unhuman doing.

Take care dear C and hope your allright with great hubby.


Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

That church is right across the street from the site of the WTC and it is spookily quiet inside even to this day. There are thousands of people who flock to it everyday. It was left (if I'm not mistaken??) completely untouched by the debris although it was closer than other buildings which were completely destroyed that day. Now I have to look that up to confirm...

A beautiful tribute to a wonderful man, thanks for sharing this ♥