illness and death

Aug 25, 2010

It is with sadness that we have prayed in recent weeks for a number of priests of our Christchurch diocese who are suffering ill health, and some who are preparing for death.

Quite unexpectedly a few days ago Fr. Miles O’Malley, Parish Priest of St. Paul’s Dallington became ill and was taken to hospital. This morning he died.

As Mons. Tom Liddy wrote once, death is a move “into God’s kind keeping”.

Fr. Miles is well known to many OLV parishioners since he spent many years as Parish Priest of Our Lady of Victories.

Our prayers in these days are with Miles’ family and many friends. We pray too for Bishop Barry Jones and the priests of the Christchurch diocese who have lost a brother.

And we pray too for the happy repose of the soul of Fr. Miles: that he may in these hours be ready to move fully and eternally “into God’s kind keeping”.

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