Father Peter knows first hand of the battles we all can have with addictions. He confesses of the start of his recovery from personal battles with drink at age fifty-five, only after he drove into an ironbark tree at 120 kms an hour, and survived.
Father Peter comforted Sean’s parents, Dennis and Kathryn Sullivan, his close friends of many years, and the many friends in the congregation, with his homily. He paralleled Sean’s difficulties in life with the challenges Jesus experienced throughout his short life on this earth, ending with his Passion, and being born to new life in his Resurrection.
Like the father’s welcome showered on the Prodigal Son returning home, Father Peter reassured us all that God was there with a cloak to wrap around Sean’s shoulders, and welcome him home. Sean’s suffering is over. His spirit is alive, and he will in turn watch over us.
Click here to listen to Father Peter’s down-to earth, touching homily.
I extend my condolences to my friend Dennis and his family.
FATHER PETER IS A MEMBER OF THE PASSIONISTS ORDER OF PRIESTS
A Passionist Heart