Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Emmet Costello, SJ, Rest In Peace

When I was in tertianship in Australia in 2008 I lived with a larger-than-life, speed-talking older Australian Jesuit named Emmet Costello.  He'd worked in parishes and high schools, and he seemed to be a friend to queens and princes; he'd speak of recent conversations with major Australian politicians, bishops and billionaires.

While I was there I had the opportunity to interview Emmet on video.  He died last week, and looking back through the videos I was struck by his great faith and relentless focus on love and Jesus.

Below you can find the videos I did with him. They're each between a minute and two minutes. They might take more than one listen to understand; he really does have a great Australian accent.

But may they nourish your spirit as his words did that of many others.

Emmet, RIP.

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