Fr. Evan Harkins Recent Death 🙏

“# Confirmed: Fr. Evan Harkins was on SSRI’s. Mother Cecilia’s powerful letter in full.” " Reprinted in full. This is terrifying. " From link above

Dear Friends,

“We are all still in the throes of suffering the great shock of Father Evan Harkins’ recent and unexpected passing. It is especially true that those of us who knew Father well simply cannot get our heads around this tragedy. It came out of nowhere, and happened to one of the finest, holiest, most gentle and humble priests we know. Everything seemed perfectly normal in Father’s life. He offered Masses at the parish and heard confessions that weekend. We are left scratching our heads; how on earth could this have happened, but especially to someone like Father Harkins? It just doesn’t add up. It simply doesn’t make sense.” … From link above


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Unfortunately, bad reactions to “head meds” can happen, and it is important for people to stay in close touch with their doctors when they go on new meds.

I do think, however, that it is time to give this priest, his family, and his parishioners some privacy.
This sort of ongoing coverage and gossipy stuff in blogs is one big reason why many priestly suicides are kept on the downlow by parishes and dioceses.

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May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

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God bless this woman of light, an Abbes who knew father and has brought light to the situation, comfort to his family, friends and parishioners. The truth sets people free. May our lady bless this nun and all who knew Father in her community. May her blog help others who have no clue how certain meds can affect ones mind and choices.

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I couldn’t agree more. Although, it seems like there is more to Fr.’s story than is in the blog.

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As someone only a little bit familiar with him, Fr. Evan was one of the most humble and gentle men around. Incredibly sweet and understanding with a great passion for teaching the faith. Cherish and pray for our priests.

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Just a word of caution…the blogger in the original post refers to Pope Francis as “Antipope Bergoglio” in other posts. Read with caution.

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Thank you …the blogger is not the Abbes. Do not know how the blogger acquired the letter from the Abbes. The link was on Twitter with the blogger’s letter from the abbes. Didn’t bother to read the bloggers other content. :disappointed: @Glennon_P
Found a link with letter. https://www.reddit.com/r/Catholicism/comments/exismw/letter_from_mother_cecilia_abbess_of_the/ Still wonder how it got on this link too.

The problem with this statement is that no one can know for certain if this is indeed the truth. At best it is speculation. While it may be comforting, none of us knows for certain that this indeed was the case. We ought not to speculate about the why and rather focus on praying for Father’s soul and the souls of all who have taken their own lives.

I agree.

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Praying for him and those in mourning.

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Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


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Thank for finding this article. 🙋

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

for the soul of Fr. Evan Harkin

HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is
with thee. Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us
sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

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