Pray For Father Carota
Father Carota is very ill, and I ask you to, in your charity, say your next rosary for him. If you do not recite the rosary, I think this would be a wonderful occasion to recite your first one, or to start it again.
Father Carota (carrot, in Italian) writes a blog that was recommended to me by faithful readers. I was always impressed by the uncompromising stance of the good man concerning everything Catholic, and by his very blunt and very charitable words (the two go, in fact, very often together).
I remember thinking that this carota was a very healthy vegetable indeed: not extremely satisfying on the moment, but very beneficial in the long term. If you want sugary things that are bad for your health you can always ask Francis, and it will be muffin galore.
After the post I have linked Father has posted a new blog post written by himself, with a courageously smiling photo.
I confess I could not hold a little tear as I read the words “If all the other things I have done in my life have been in vain, it is all worth while saving children from abortion”.
Father, I am not sure you did many things in vain in your life, but your blog was most certainly not one of them. Many a time I have reddened by reading it, and found myself a better man in the end. Many a time I have thought how much we need priests like you, and what a desert it is to live surrounded by fluffy idiots instead of true pastors. Many a times I have thought, reading the blog, “this looks like one that will go to heaven with the Angels Express”.
I hope the time for Father has not arrived yet, because the world needs people like him. But if it has, it must be a huge consolation to take leave of this valley of tears knowing that one has fought the goof fight with courage and determination, and without any fear of the world’s criticism, malice or ridicule.
I will keep you in my prayers, Father, and I am sure many of my readers will do so, too. I kindly ask you not to leave us so soon, if it is at all possible, and to recommend us to the Blessed Virgin if it isn’t. I am sure you can look back to a life extremely well spent, but please try to stay with us for a while yet.
You are such a healthy food for the soul.