Holy Week – Dead Man Preaching: “I’m not there yet…”

Dick Hauser, SJ

Fr. Richard J. Hauser, SJ has served joyfully, effectively, doggedly, and gratefully as a professor of theology, cultivator of Jesuit vocations, and teacher of Ignatian spirituality to faculty at Creighton University for fifty years. As of this past January, he has been diagnosed with inoperable cancer. No treatment. Nada. He’s been given as much as two more months to live, probably less.

Knowing Dick, it may be three months, though!

Two weeks ago on March 11th, after having entered hospice, he preached his final homily to dear friends with whom he has shared the spiritual journey for forty years.

He honestly tells of what dying means to him in terms of learning more about what he believes and what he’s yet to believe. God bless Dick in his final days. Thank you God for this beautiful and grateful Jesuit!

Go with Christ as your shepherd, Dick, leading you to the Light.

[You can find Don Doll, SJ’s video at the link below.]

https://vimeo.com/260115218

4 Comments

  1. Beautiful Homily. Thinking of you Fr. Hauser. So thankful for this Homily. Your words are words of Wisdom. Jea

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  2. Meg Mannix says:

    Fr. Hauser, please know the impact you’ve had on my son, Conor, and other young men through Phi Si and rugby at Creighton. You are truly an inspiration to so many. God bless you and welcome you into heaven.

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