Jack and I had Eucharistic celebrations in historic places including St. Peters in the Vatican, the shrine of the Infant of Prague, the Greek city of Corinth and in Oberamgau in Germany when we went there for the Passion-Play. The Mass in his room was the last one Jack celebrated.
Jack did not look down upon me, instead he suffered with me. He loved priesthood so much that he could not watch silently when a fellow priest was losing it. I do not think I can do the same for someone with half the compassion he had. That is why he ranks very high in the ladder of the most important persons in my life.
Father Isaac Karoor, who was ordained in 1969, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, who resides in Sykesville.