Friday, March 10, 2006
Fr. John Sweeny, Rest in Peace
The San Jose Mercury News has an obituary and other information about Fr. Sweeny Here and Here
My post from September
The obituary seemed sort of funny to me because, although he did make the Latin Mass available at his parish for many years, in my mind I think of him more simply as a priest who was very, very devoted to Our Lady. His Fatima pilgrimages on the 13th of each month from May through October drew busloads of people from all over. They parked in huge rows in the fields nearby. My favorite part was the candlelight procession, praying the rosary and singing the Fatima hymn. But I will always remember his voice, giving homilies and telling stories about Fatima.