Monday, August 22, 2016

Padre Wasson: In Memoriam

We celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the passing of Padre Wasson, founder and father of NPH, this past week on August 16th.  In his honor there was a beautiful Mass and then the different sections took the opportunity to perform an act of community service in local surrounding pueblos in his memory.  I don't know that I've said much about this man but I'd like to share just a few quotes.  The link above, if you hover over his name, will take you to his full history on the NPH website.  This link will bring you to his eulogy.

"You may only be one person in the world, but you may be all the world to one child."
—Fr. William B. Wasson

“I don’t believe the Lord will let us be more generous than He is.”
—Fr. William B. Wasson

“There always were people in my life that supported our family and then there were those who tried to limit what I wanted to do. The first one was my bishop who at an early visit to our home in Mexico said: “Father, what you do is wonderful. But when you have 300 children, don’t take in any more.” “So what did you answer him?” we asked. “Nothing,” Father Bill would say. “I already had 500 children.”
—Fr. William B. Wasson

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