The Wisdom of Father Steve

I was surprised and delighted to run into Father Steve LaCanne at a celebration of life over the weekend (he officiated). Those with a HealthEast connection may recall that he was the longtime Director of Spiritual Care at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in downtown St. Paul, Minn.

Photo: Joan Frenz

And direct our spirits he did! Father Steve shared the following passage from Thomas Wolfe, which is a great meditation for the week:

To lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth—

—Whereon the pillars of this earth are founded, toward which the conscience of the world is tending—a wind is rising, and the rivers flow.

Father Steve is now semi-retired and splits his time between Minnesota and Florida. ✸

Author: doctorfrenz

I'm a physician specializing in addiction medicine

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