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Continued: Dec. 17, 2006: A prayer for Father Tim

  • Article by: MAURA LERNER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 18, 2006 - 3:41 PM

It has been exhausting. It takes so much effort to get the words right, the breathing right, that he can sometimes barely get started.

That's how he appeared a few weeks ago, in therapy, when Schumacher decided to lead him in a familiar prayer.

"Our Father, who art in Heaven ..." Schumacher began.

He could see Father Tim struggling. His lips moved. His words came out in a raspy whisper.

"Thy kingdom come," said the priest. "Thy will be done."

 

mlerner@startribune.com

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