We often hear: “It is
through Father La Praz that I have received such and such a grace…”
Is that not the best way
to express one’s veneration, respect, gratitude towards this exceptional
priest! From his whole being flowed radiant spiritual strength to
all who have had the privilege to see him often.
With resignation, without
complaining, without murmuring and even in thanking Heaven, he faced
physical and moral sufferings almost unbearable without a great
Faith and the help of Providence.
To those who asked him news
of his health, he would answer with a gentle smile: “Souls are so
I cannot recall his memory
without emotion. We were bound by a friendship which I cannot describe,
intense friendship and a source of profound joy. Such a friendship
is such a rare thing that it can only flow from the Divine Goodness.
Each meeting – and they were many – with the friend or the priest,
was always a moment of happiness. In his presence, just as in leaving
him, one always felt better than before.
Now that he is with the
Eternal Father, he is, it is certain, even more attentive to our
pains, our sufferings and our aspirations.