Statement on the Passing of Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR
Father Andrew Apostoli embodied Franciscan spirituality, and was as dedicated a priest as any I have ever known. That sentiment was shared by my predecessors who loved him as well.
Although he was known world-wide, we in New York felt a special closeness to him, and to the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal which he helped found with Father Benedict Groeschel.
All who came into contact with him soon knew of his love for Jesus, his humility and gentleness, and his deep love of Mary, especially Our Lady of Fatima.
We will miss him, but can be comforted trusting that, through the mercy of Jesus, we now have a new member of the Church Triumphant.