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Father Mychal Judge
Well done, good and faithful servant. --Matthew 25

The Rev. Mychal Judge was a Franciscan priest and fire chaplain to the New York Fire Department.

Fr. Mychal Judge died while giving last rites to a firefighter who perished when the twin towers collapsed. Judge was listed officially as the first to lose his life.
hereinpa -9/17/2001
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9/18/2001 19:09

Lord of the Worlds,

Please treat kindly the rightly guided.

9/18/2001 20:15

Father Mike was a true Servant of God. He gave up his life for his faith. May he be the American Saint of the XXI Century.

9/18/2001 20:44

I agree with zhicks, Fr. Judge should be beatified as a saint! It took great courage and faith to do what he did!

9/19/2001 10:50

Father Mike is an inspiration to us all, and his advocacy of peaceful conflict resolution should not be forgotten in these dark days. Let him be a beacon to show others the path of Love, not hatred and more violence.

9/19/2001 18:02

Heavenly Father be mercifull to your servant Father Mychal Judge whom you called from this world.Amen!!!

9/19/2001 18:26

Awesome Father, take care of Rev. Michael and fill his family's and friend's hearts with peace and comfort

9/20/2001 13:08

Are there any true Bible-believing Protestant Christians out there who can honestly say we should pray for any person after he or she has already died? No disrespect to his memory intended, but God had already decided this man's fate, good or bad, the moment he took his last breath. And this man decided his own eternal destiny WHILE HE WAS ALIVE, by either accepting or rejecting Jesus Christ and being born again.

9/20/2001 13:23

He sought Christ, he found Christ, he loved Christ. That's how we ought to remember him.

9/20/2001 14:36

Father, intercede for all of us who remain here that we may do His will

9/20/2001 20:36

My deepest sorrow goes out to all who lost their lives, and all related to them. For some reason, this death in particular, drove home the humanity of it all for me.

9/23/2001 14:31

I also do go along with yeshua moshienu with what he said. This man had all his time on earth to glorify God on earth. He had to choose here on earth where he would be after death. I believe if he had Jesus as his personal Savior, he is in HEAVEN with Jesus. But I will also agree, it is too late to pray for those who have died, lets pray for their families, who are mourning his loss. Let us pray that will fin Christ as their Comforter in their time of need.
Dear Heavenly Father,May the Lord be with his family and friends, that all all may fing God, the Creator of the universe. Amen

9/23/2001 18:37

Dear lord may you have mercy on your servants soul. As he served you by guiding your flock here on earth, and serving you still even in death, by staying with them and giving them your word. Like all the other myrters and saints he died serving you. Lord heal this nation, help us to forgive this hateful act, help us to be more like you, help us to be like your servant Father Mycah Judge by serving you with a pure and loving heart, to do your will couragously and unselfishly.
I ask this through Christ your son .Amen

10/8/2001 13:07

Lord, thank You for inspiring people such as Mychal Judge. He is a true example of what it means to give your life for Christ, because he went into the 'lion's den', so to speak, and he gave his life, selflessly, on Your behalf. Let his memory inspire us all to live our lives to the fullest, and try to live up to the standards You have set for us, Father.
These things I ask in Jesus' name, amen.

11/7/2001 09:19

I know Father Mike is with God helping. I pray he sends comfort to us on earth, and especially to those who lost loved ones in the attacks, like my co-worker Laura Neira in LA who was on Flight 11. My Uncle Bill is a Friar in CA, and I know how devoted the Franciscans are. I pray to God for people to go to God for strength to endure and to forgive. God bless all of us. Amen.

11/7/2001 16:01

Dear Lord

thanks for giving us people like Mychal Judge. They inspire and strengthen our beleif in God make us grateful for all that we have. May his soul comfort all those who died on that day. May his life inspire more people to do good deeds and love our bretheren more.

12/2/2001 12:16

I didn't know Father Michael, but his spirit and story are yet another reminder of LOVE. Let us not seperate within this love and world.

12/14/2001 14:52

I always knew I was blessed when I had Father Michael confess me. However, I never thought God loved me so much as to be confessed by a true Saint. For Father Mych tught me the true understanding of Holy Communion, thanks to him I understood the true meaning of Christ and the special gift we have in Sharing Christ's body and soul.
Has anyone proposed him for beatification? Are there any prayers already out there for his cause? Please let me know. Thank you and God Bless you all.

12/19/2001 10:40

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9
"But, just as he who called y
ou is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy." 1 Peter 1:16
As God's adopted children through Christ Jesus, we are all called to be holy, a royal priesthood.
"No one who is born of god will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him." 1 John 3:9
Holiness becomes natural. The Father is the gardener; Christ is the seed. With Christ in you, you will grow to be like him. God calls you holy. With his presence inside you, he will produce the impossible through you. Why settle for anything less? We are all called to be God's holy saints. So church, wake up!!

12/20/2001 00:50

May father Mychal Judge be remembered for his true compassion and selflessness. I can only hope to be like him someday. May he be free from suffering and may he be happy. Namu-Amida-Butsu

12/30/2001 09:46

He died doing the Will of His Heavenly Father and is now enjoying the rewards of Eternal Life. Rest in Peace, Fr. Mychal.

1/9/2002 07:53

Fr.Mychal was a dear friend of our family for almost 25 years. His simple message in life was "to love." We will never forget him and will treasure his gift of presence in our lives. Charlie/Dolly

6/4/2002 17:42

An out gay man and an extraordinary man of God, Fr. Judge is remembered with pride by those oppressed minorities for whom he fought for civil justice, for acts of mercy and compassion which set a Christian example for a church and society ravaged by homophobia and hatred. May perpetual light shine on Fr. Judge.

6/4/2002 17:43

An out gay man and an extraordinary man of God, Fr. Judge is remembered with pride by those oppressed minorities for whom he fought for civil justice, for acts of mercy and compassion which set a Christian example for a church and society ravaged by homophobia and hatred. May perpetual light shine on Fr. Judge.

9/10/2002 21:15

Fr.Judge, thank you for being there when others were on their way. It was nice that they were greeted by someone who praayed with them,ate with them, worked with them and loved with them. I am sorry I never met you, but I will some day. May God Bless You.


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