What Makes A Hero? A Fast Founder Fact

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As we look at the world today, we see many people longing again for heroes and leaders. The best heroes are the saints and godly men and women willing to give their lives for others. Our Founder would never have considered himself a hero. However, here is a little known story about Father Gerald: In 1954 some campers in the Jemez Mountains near Jemez Springs, New Mexico came across an abandoned mine and a 16 year old boy fell into a deep shaft, which was ready to cave in.  Father Gerald hurried with holy oils to the site, and seeing that a life was at stake, risked his own life and the future of his apostolates he had just begun in 1947, to be let down into the shaft and rescue the teenager.

Cliffs of the Jemez Mountains as seen from Cor Jesu Monastery

Cliffs of the Jemez Mountains as seen from Cor Jesu Monastery