I celebrate the Holy Mas today for Maurice Foster, a friend of mine and old-time parishioner of Saint Dominic’s church in Barbados who was buried last week. I want to thank God for giving us Maurice who was an exceptional husband, father, and parishioner and who loved his Catholic faith, his Island and sport. A few words from a Facebook post below tell more about Maurice. I was privileged to be Maurice's pastor and spiritual director. I always admired his simple faith that he nourished regularly through the Sacraments. Rest in Peace Maurice! May God grant concolation to his wife Linda and the whole family.
"Maurice Foster was a true star. Not however of the Hollywood variety. In looking for a leader and role model we need only look at the way Maurice lived his life. Devoted loyal husband to Linda and his children and their offspring. A man who lived his Catholic faith fully and demonstrated his values in what he did and said and how he spent his time. [....] Cheerful. Modest. Reliable, competent. Dapper, handsome and trim.
A man you want on your team. A role model. Gifted sportsman. Thank you Maurice. You have left us all a beautiful and memorable legacy." [From FB note by Peter John Boos]