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  Letter from Fr. John Horgan - October 18, 2018, The Feast of Saint Luke


“I was ordained to the priesthood by St. John Paul II on May 25, 1986 in St. Peter’s Basilica, the greatest day of my life.”

“I also preach devotion to the Holy Angels.”

“Our Lady’s call to increased devotion to the Most Holy Eucharist and to prayer and penance for priests have been central to my priestly life and preaching.”

“I will always be grateful for the blessings that Our Lady has brought me through her ‘catechesis’ at Garabandal.”

“Garabandal’s simple but powerful messages of conversion and loving trust deeply influence me. I pray for the Church’s continuing discernment and await her judgement.”
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Fr. John Horgan with Pope St. John Paul II
in November 2002

 

 

Saint Pius X Parish
1150 Mount Seymour Road
North Vancouver, BC V7G 1R6
Canada

October 18, Feast of Saint Luke, 2018

Dear Maria,

It was a joy to speak with you on the phone a couple of weeks ago! It is a real blessing to know that you are still such an ardent and active apostle of Our Lady!

Let me introduce myself again: I am Father John Horgan, a priest of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada. I am originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts (St. John the Evangelist Parish) and heard you speak and give your slide lecture back in 1970/71 at the Holiday Inn on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, near Harvard Square. I was about 12 or 13 years old then (I will be 60 this December). I was already very sure of my call to the priesthood, but your talk on the message of Garabandal made a profound impression on me. I ordered all the books available from you, and was later a subscriber to Joey’s magazine, and all the newsletters from the Northwest Garabandal Center. I bought a set of slides from the New York center and still have them today.

Over the next years, as a teen-ager, I attended your “St. Michael’s Five Hour Vigils” as often as they were in my area and my parents could bring me. They would drop me off at the church and then my Dad, a police officer in Cambridge, would bring me home when they were completed.

I went on to attend Harvard, where I majored in Religious Studies. After six more years of study in Rome, I was ordained to the priesthood by St. John Paul II on May 25, 1986 in St. Peter’s Basilica, the greatest day of my life.

Over the past 32 years, I have served as a hospital chaplain, parish priest, moral theologian and seminary professor. I was the vice-postulator for the beatification of Blessed Marie Deluil-Martiny (1841-1884), the foundress of the Daughters of the Heart of Jesus, a community of cloistered Sisters dedicated to Eucharistic adoration and reparation. I also preach devotion to the Holy Angels.

I continue to read new books on Garabandal and have seen my faith in the messages confirmed in many ways over the years. Our Lady’s call to increased devotion to the Most Holy Eucharist and to prayer and penance for priests have been central to my priestly life and preaching.

I will always be grateful for the blessings that Our Lady has brought me through her “catechesis” at Garabandal. As I reflect on my life, I see now that the words you spoke during that slide lecture so many years ago were the seeds of grace for me. Although I have great devotion to the Blessed Mother under other titles – La Salette, Fatima, and Banneux are among my favorites – Garabandal’s simple but powerful messages of conversion and loving trust deeply influence me. I pray for the Church’s continuing discernment and await her judgement.

Your work has touched hundreds of thousands and, no doubt, been influential for a number of religious and priestly vocations. I hope that many have let you know their stories so that you could have greater happiness and strength. But even if they have not done so, I wanted to make sure that you have mine.

May Our Lord bless you and be with you always! And may His Mother, your Mother, guide and direct your good works and keep you in good health.

You will always be remembered in my Masses and prayers,

In Corde Jesu,

Father John Horgan

 


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