Marc worked at the Marian Helpers Center from the beautiful order of priests called the Marian Fathers of Immaculate Conception who protect and promote the words of St. Faustina and Divine Mercy.
Marc had chronic Lyme disease. He’d been suffering from that for years. He’d been struggling to find the right doctors, the right regimen of medications and treatments to enable him to get back to life as normal, life before Lyme.
A co-work wrote these beautiful words about Marc:
Ultimately, he never found it. He had good stretches of time and bad; he usually hid his sufferings from almost everybody around him, only letting us know when it’d gotten particularly bad and when he couldn’t hide it anymore. He’s smiling, stable, calm presence masked challenges of the deepest kind.
Our loss is devastating. He was one of those people who seemed to befriend the world, to offer a smile, love, and good humor to all around them. He was consistently gentle with those who needed gentleness, and could banter and tease with the best of them when confronted with folk of thicker hides and more cutting wit. You all saw his humor, his smile, and his faith in the Discovering the Diary videos, read his weekly meditations on the Sunday Scriptures, encountered fellow Marian Helpers in Marian Helper magazine, and were blessed by Marc’s devotion to the Divine Mercy and Mary Immaculate in the Friends of Mercy and Thirteenth of the Month Club newsletters. He was a Christian gentleman, a good friend, and a good colleague. He will be sorely missed.
He was a big promoter of the power of God’s Mercy. He was a believer yet the pains and darkness of one can bring the light to a dim.
But there is Still Hope. God’s mercy is greater than any sin.
Please pray for Marc and his family!
Listen to Father Chris’s beautiful homily, starts on minute 17:00 to 38:005.