Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.
1918 - 2008
"I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. Follow the pattern of the sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus; guard the truth that has been entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who dwells with us."
[2 Timothy 1: 12-14]
The Jesuits of the New York Province of the Society of Jesus mourn the death of our brother, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., and rejoice in the everlasting life he now enjoys with our Lord whom he served so well. He gave generously and happily to the Church he loved as a scholar, teacher, priest and Jesuit, ad majorem Dei gloriam. — Rev. David S. Ciancimino, S.J., Provincial
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my understanding, and my entire will -
all that I have and call my own.
You have given it all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours;
do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace.
That is enough for me.
[From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignartius Loyola]