In Memoriam: Monsignor Roger Swenson

The obit is here.

Born January 21, 1937, and died March 9, 2010.

I spent the night sitting up with him, or listening to him via the monitor while I was in my office, and gradually grew aware that his breathing had changed, and so went to pray with him. He died peacefully around 7:45 a.m, surrounded in prayer.

He was a very difficult man to get to know, and many people experience a flux of emotions surrounding the news of his death. But he was a good man, and lived an honorable life. May he rest in peace.