Blog Posts from August, 2016

A Special Benefactor

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Recently I drove to a neighboring city to attend the funeral of a man who had died and left his entire estate to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. I had never met the man, but his attorney had contacted me, and I was only happy to pay my respects to the gentleman.

After an hour’s drive I arrived at the church where I joined a group of perhaps fifteen other people who had gathered to say goodbye to “Mr Mike.” During the brief eulogy a neighbor who had cared for him during his last months explained that Mr Mike had been a married man with no children. His wife had died several years ago, and he had no heirs. Mr Mike and his wife had lived many years in Detroit, but then the company that had employed him closed and moved to Canada. Mr Mike and his wife subsequently packed up and moved to the neighboring city.