By Ted Purcell
A few months ago I asked Father Murphy if he would like to take a trip outside the Youville Home. He replied that he would like to go to Holy Cross cemetery to visit the Redemptorist gravesite. One weekend in late August, I arranged a trip to the cemetery and invited Father Ed Kennedy to join us as well. Fathers Kennedy and Murphy sat by the statue in the picture at the left and reminisced about past memories. Father Murphy then led us in prayer.
Father Kennedy asked my son David, who was along to lend logistical support, to count the number of Redemptorist plots at the gravesite. There are 65 Redemptorists currently buried at the gravesite. We then moved to an area where the recently passed Confreres were laid to rest. A number of familiar names for us all…Father Spicer and Brother Cyril to name a few.
The weather cooperated as did the lack of mosquitos. All in all it was a wonderful day to get out and honour the memory of the deceased Redemptorists.