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Rest In Peace, Bishop Daniel Dolan

Rest In Peace

It is with great sorrow that I send condolences to the family, friends, clergy, colleagues and flock of
Bishop Daniel Lytle Dolan (28 May 1951-26 April 2022),
long-time Pastor of Saint Gertrude the Great Church in West Chester, Ohio, who died suddenly
on the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel,
26 April. He was 70 years old.
Réquiem aetérnam dona ei, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat ei. Requiéscat in pace. Amen.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.

Soar up my Soul, unto thy rest
Cast off this loathsome load. …
The flowers of everlasting spring,
do grow for thy repast

St Robert Southwell SJ (1561-1595) Martyr

Bishop Dolan was a follower and benefactor of for many years now.
He was a Holy and learned man.
A true follower of Christ, “meek and humble of heart.”
I would like too, to mention Bishop Dolan’s extended flock, in particular, those in France, Nigeria and South Africa,
I mention Marie and Pauline, who now, like myself feel bereft of a true Father.

And I saw the river, over which
every soul must pass
to reach the Kingdom of Heaven
and the name of that river, was suffering.
And I saw a boat
which carries souls across the river
and the name of that boat, was love.

St John of the Cross (1542-1591)



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2 thoughts on “Rest In Peace, Bishop Daniel Dolan

  1. Chère Ana, bien chère amie,

    Merci de votre message.

    Daignez trouver ici toutes nos condoléances pour la disparition de ce cher monseigneur DOLAN.

    Combien grande doit être votre tristesse (humaine) pour la perte d’un ami si valeureux, surtout aux yeux de Dieu.

    J’échangeais régulièrement avec Mgr, il était de très bons conseils, modéré et très pieux.

    Nous garderons de monseigneur DOLAN sa foi ferme et infaillible tout d’abord, sa grande humilité, mais aussi sa personnalité toujours avenante et son humeur égale et si agréable.

    Il était apprécié de tous, à tous les niveaux.

    Il connaissait sûrement “La triple voie de la Sagesse”, selon saint Bonaventure :

    “Ce triple sens spirituel, en effet, correspond à la hiérarchie des activités de l’âme (sa purification, son illumination et sa perfection).

    Or la purification la conduit à la PAIX, l’illumination à la VERITE et la perfection à l’UNION de charité.

    Ces trois termes pleinement atteints, l’âme est admise à la béatitude et voit augmenter son mérite… De leur connaissance par conséquent, d’où dépend la science de toute l’Écriture Sainte, dépend aussi le mérite de la Vie Eternelle”.

    Que Notre Seigneur et toute la Cour Céleste l’accueille et qu’il repose en Paix !

    Avec nos pauvres prières.

    Pauline et Marie. ________________________________

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    1. How Beautiful – thank you Marie!
      I believe your words are absolutely perfect for our beloved Bishop Dolan, who surely, as you say, lived the spiritual riches of St Bonaventure.
      Let us pray 🙏🙏 Amen


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