Farewell Father Ron

A HandmaidNews

Our Lady takes care of her priests, especially when they strive to faithfully live as other Christs and sons of Mary.

Father Ron knew our Community since his Seminary days but of all the photos, this is the only smile we were able to capture.

Father Ron Stone, a long time confessor for our Community during our years in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe who was incarnated into the Diocese of Knoxville and became Pastor of Holy Cross in Pigeon Forge, was called home to the Lord on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His Requiem Mass is scheduled to be held at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart in Knoxville on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Perhaps it’s a sign of Our Lady’s mark of approval upon his last sacrifice.

We pray for the repose of his soul and thank God for his service to the Church. May he have heard those beautiful words, “Well done, good and faithful servant, come enter your Master’s Joy!”