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I have worn many labels (Not in any particular order): Catholic, Wife, Mom,Gramma, Doctor, Major, Soccer Mom, Military Wife, Professor, Fellow.

All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
"The important thing is that we do not let a single day go by in vain without putting it to good use for eternity"--Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

Monday, June 12, 2006

Fr. Duesterhaus

Some of you may have read the wonderful post, Real Men Kneel on Stone at Dom’s blog. The priest highlighted in the post, Fr. Michael R. Duesterhaus, is now grieving the death of his mother, who died this past Thursday.

He sent the following note:

My Dear Friends and CoWorkers in the Field of Faith,

I truly wished I had to the time to write y'all individually, but I have just returned from Iraq and need to pass word on things.

As many of you know, my mother passed away this past Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Judie and Rich Duesterhaus to So Others Might Eat (SOME) or Capital Hospice.

More later as life unfolds.

In Service of God and Country,
FrMRD

LCDR Michael R. Duesterhaus CHC, USNR
I MHG Chaplain
Fallujah, Iraq
Unit 42540
FPO, AP 96426-2540


"Keep your eyes on the crucifix,
for Jesus without the cross
is a man without mission;
and the cross without Jesus
is a burden without a reliever."


I have added the links for SOME and for Capital Hospice in case you feel inclined to donate in the name of Judie & Riich Duesterhaus. In any case, please keep Fr. Duesterhaus as well as the soul of his mother, Judie Duesterhaus,in your prayers. He is a very special priest.

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