Skip to comments.Father Andrew Apostoli Remembered as a ‘Bright Beacon of Light’
Posted on 12/13/2017 5:04:41 PM PST by Morgana
The EWTN Host and Franciscan Friar of the Renewal Co-Founder Dies Dec. 13 at Age 75
NEW YORK Franciscan Father Andrew Apostoli, EWTN host of Sunday Night Prime and a founder of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, died Wednesday at age 75, after a battle with cancer during the last several months.
His death came the morning after the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is the patroness of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Every friar is consecrated to her under this title.
Father Andrew conformed his life to Christs, said Father John Paul Ouellete, community servant (superior) of the Friars of the Renewal, upon Father Apostolis death. As a priest, he was led by his relationship with the Holy Spirit, Our Lady and Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, and continually worked toward the renewal of the priesthood.
As a Franciscan, St. Francis was the clear inspiration for his humility, humor and his simplicity in word and deed, he added. Father Andrews faithfulness and joy urge us to live the joy found in the Gospel.
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Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.
My 85 year old Mother and I were blessed to go on a Pilgrimage with Father Apostoli, to Lourds and Fatima, this last May.
(Steven Ray Tours)
What a blessing that was! I wil miss his smiling face on EWTN but he is now at peace.
Our Lady of Gualupe brought him home.
What a blessing to have had him in this valley of tears.
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