We heard the news
today that our friend, Peter Monod, the Director of Social Concerns for the Archdiocese of San Antonio, passed away on Easter Sunday.
Peter suffered a heart attack on Sunday night in his residence.
Peter was truly a devoted servant of the Gospel of Life who spent his life in serving others. He was deeply devoted to prayer. I roomed with him at a conference a few years ago and have etched in my mind the image of him rising early every day, praying and reading the scriptures in our hotel room. He did so quietly that I would not wake up, but I heard him anyways.
We stayed up late each night at that conference and talked about, well, everything. He told me stories about how he had housed immigrants in his house who had nowhere to go and he spent his own money to clothe them and feed them and helped get them work.
He prayed and counseled in front of the San Antonio abortion mills.
He oozed a deep spirituality, the kind that was kind and calm and yet, underneath, there was fire.
Services will be this week for him in San Antonio and we will update this blog when we have the details.Upate
: Funeral Mass will be this Saturday, April 14, at 12:45 pm at Little Flower Basilica (Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower) at 1715 N. Zarzamora, San Antonio 78201.
Update: Bio for Peter
. Be sure to read this one. Includes info about where to send donations and when the Rosary will be said.