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NYT Does a Nice Tribute to Priest


In the final years of his life, when his memory was fading but his strength remained solid, the Rev. John C. Flynn paced the halls of a Bronx nursing home, talking with the lonely, smiling to all – and swinging an imaginary golf club. “The nurses thought he was crazy,” recalled his sister, Mary Ellen Loveless. “He was not. He just was practicing his swing, pretending to hit the ball!”
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Mary De Voe said...

Ms. Loveless, you say this: In life, your brother Johnny found a simple joy as a priest on the streets of the Bronx. This is where the story ought to end but the Times added this: And now, whoever climbs those four flights to a modest gym will be that much closer to his spirit.

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