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That prayer that’s been going around

At the funeral yesterday for the Most Rev William George Curlin, Bishop Emeritus of Charlotte NC, we learned a few things about him. For instance, there’s an old prayer that’s been making the rounds which is partly made up of the Lord’s Prayer and the prayer Jesus made in His agony in the Garden of Gethsemane to our Heavenly Father. It’s a short prayer which instantaneously evokes an examination of conscience with a contrite heart and an enthusiasm to do God’s will. The bishop had this prayer framed and placed on the wall beside his bed:

“Thy will, O Lord, be done.

  • Nothing more.
  • Nothing less.
  • Nothing else.
  • Amen.”

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The Most Rev William G Curlin RIP


Today (2 Jan 2018) is the funeral of Bishop Curlin. Rare was the occasion that I got a chance to speak with him. I was always very happy with those conversations as they gave me quite a bit of insight into who he was. We discussed things from back in the day, common friends from his previous postings, missionary activities, and of course the Missionaries of Charity. The one who brought us together was Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the M.C. God speed to you, Bishop Curlin.

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