Father John A. Hardon, Master Catechist and Founder of the Marian Catechist Apostolate
On December 30 of 2000, our inspired and beloved founder, Father John Anthony Hardon, S.J., was called home by God the Father. Father Hardon worked tirelessly to the end in carrying out the mission which God had entrusted into his hands at his religious profession and at his priestly ordination. I was privileged to visit with Father Hardon on December 16 and 17 of 2000, and was deeply edified by the faith with which he accepted the intense suffering of his last illness and by the dedication to the apostolate which he unfailingly expressed. His last words to me were: “Bishop, will you continue to work with me?” For Father Hardon, the work which God had given him was to be carried out with every ounce of his energy and at every moment of his life. Even at the end of his earthly days, Father Hardon was offering his suffering for the sake of the apostolate.
As we recall the memory of Father Hardon, let us ask God for the grace to imitate Father in our dedication to the apostolate of handing on the Catholic faith and its practice to our brothers and sisters, especially the children and young people. Let us pray for the grace to “continue to work with” Father Hardon in the apostolate of catechesis. (MORE: https://mariancatechist.com/hardon/hardon_founder.html)
by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, D.D., J.C.D.
International Director of the Marian Catechist Apostolate
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