Friday, July 26, 2013

On the Cape with Malta and our Retired Priests

Through the generosity of Craig and Nancy Gibson, the Knights of Malta served a wonderful lunch for the retired priests of the Archdiocese of Boston this afternoon in Woods Hole on Cape Cod.  It was so much fun being with the priests, all noble alumni who have provided hundreds of years of combined service to the Church in the Archdiocese of Boston.  The good folks of Malta, dedicated as they are to the Church and to the sick, took good care of these good shepherds on a lovely summer afternoon by the sea.

Archbishop Emeritus Al Hughes (a former Rector of Saint John's Seminary), Father Jack Schatzel, Senior Priest, and Bob Downing of the Order of Malta.

With two great men of the Church, Jim O'Connor, whose work with Malta locally and internationally is renowned and Monsignor Connie McRae, spiritual director at the North American College and former rector of Blessed John XXIII National Seminary.

With Nancy Gibson, who never stopped serving food and taking care of these great senior clergy.