The New York Times City Blog has an obituary of a Catholic priest, Rev. John C. Flynn, who spent much of his time in the Bronx, when it was seen as a war zone.
In 2010, Father Flynn retired to a residence for priests in Riverdale and later moved to the Schervier nursing home. Even then, he continued visiting his old neighborhoods to check on the poor; he was particularly concerned that they not be displaced by rising rents and a bad economy.
Ms. Hynes recalled that Father Flynn would tell her, “I can’t remember my name and address but I can remember we are supposed to be helping poor people.” (bold added).
What more can be said?
Thanks for sharing this, Richard.
Thank you! That’s pretty wonderful!