Dear friends in Christ,
As many of you have already heard, Br. Anthony Freeman, a native of Louisiana, was found dead in his room in our seminary in Rome earlier today. Br. Anthony was just thirty years old and would have been ordained a deacon this upcoming summer. In fact, he had just finished up spiritual exercises that were preparing him for that moment.
This is obviously a shock for his family and for all of us, his brothers in the Legion. Fr. Nathaniel Haslam and Fr. Eamon Shelly are with the family accompanying them in this difficult moment. At the moment the cause of death is still being investigated by authorities, but appears to be from natural causes. As soon as we know more about the funeral and the memorial services, I will pass on that information to you.
Should you like to share your condolences with Br. Anthony’s family, friends, and brothers in Christ you may do so here: http://www.regnumchristi.org/sites/in-memoriam-anthony-freeman-lc/
“Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. May he rest in peace. Amen.”
I ask you to pray for the eternal repose of the soul of Br. Anthony, as well as for his parents, Brian and Debbie, and family members, that they may receive strength and comfort in this difficult time.
God bless you all!
Fr. John Connor, LC
North American Territory