Monday, November 18, 2013

In the Darkness of Our National Tragedy, An American Treasures a Final Human Touch of President Kennedy and Finds Light for the Journey in the Eucharistic Face of Jesus

This Friday November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, so wickedly cut down in Dallas at the young age of 46 taking with him the hearts and hopes of so many, especially among the young. To remember and try to understand this shocking event in the history of America, John Darrouzet has written an article-memoir at On that November day in 1963 Mr. Darrouzet's family, holding a banner asking the President to "stop and shake their hands", stood along the route of the motorcade of President Kennedy as it made it's way to downtown Dallas. When the president did to their delight order the motorcade to stop and waved to them to come over, they became the last Americans to have the opportunity to receive the human touch of the youthful president so beloved especially to Catholics in America. The article concludes with a stirring encouragement and testimony by Mr. Darrouzet to the love of the Eucharistic Face of Jesus so powerfully symbolized and made present by the Holy Face of Manoppello.

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Thanks for carrying this important reflection to your family and friends.

John Darrouzet