Msgr. John Duncan at a 2010 celebration of his 50th ordination anniversary.

Msgr. John Duncan at a 2010 celebration of his 50th ordination anniversary.

Wonderful Father John Duncan is a model of Christian faith for me. Kind, sincere in his words, restful of sensitive service to others, and always quietly praying for holiness, he is my life’s best model.

Seasoned with dear love, sincerely essenced with reassurance, and so lost in sound listening for kindness that he disappears in the conversations of his heart, dear Monsignor is my godfather. He has prayed for me since I was little.

Wanting just God’s Will, sorry suffering has haunted him. When I was listed as permanently disabled in spirit, he gave me a chance at education and Eucharist. Every day when I receive communion is a miracle for me. I am awesomely born of his faith’s impact on my dad. When I was in my mother, quiet Monsignor was in prayer each day. This patient modeling of the Christian faith essentially grounds me.

About Monsignor John Duncan

Msgr. John Duncan retired recently, 52 years after his ordination to the priesthood. Msgr. Duncan, who most recently served as senior associate pastor at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Carmel, IN, was ordained by Bishop John J. Carberry on May 28, 1960, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Lafayette, IN.

For more about Msgr. Duncan, read the CatholicMoment.org article “It’s been a very beautiful life“.

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