News About Cardinal Turcotte

2014-09-16

Fellow priests,
Consecrated of the archdiocese,
Faithful of the archdiocese,  


Yesterday morning, I wrote to you about my concern for Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte's health. In the late afternoon, I went to see him again, and we shared a moment of fraternal solidarity and friendship. The cardinal expressed his appreciation for everyone who assisted him in his various ministries. I spoke to him again of the affection that the presbyterate of Montreal, the deacons, the consecrated, and the faithful of the archdiocese feel for him.  

The archbishop emeritus before me was entirely at peace, utterly «tuned» to the Lord, in full acceptance of His will. We prayed together for a long time.  

We believe in the communion of saints and in the mystical body, and with this vision of faith, I am confident that our affection for the cardinal and our prayer for peace in his heart will be of great comfort to him.  

Let us also express our gratitude to Cardinal Turcotte's family for the generosity with which his brothers and sisters are accompanying him, and the solidarity it inspires in us.  

Pax et Bonum    


Msgr. Michel Parent
Vicar General

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Comments


Comment by Harvey Shepherd | 2014-09-17

All my best wishes to the cardinal, of whom I have many fond memories.

Comment by lindo maratta | 2014-09-18

We hope Cardinal Turcotte be well soon We pray for him

Comment by antoinette Castonguay | 2014-09-19

we pray for the Cardinal's intentions and his recovery if it is God's will. He has served our Church with his whole being. We are grateful for his countless examples of service and his prayerful spirit. May the Lord grant him full recovery .

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