From: Tim Shenk, CUSLAR <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 7:15 PM
Subject: Fr. Daniel Berrigan dies at 94
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Here is an interview with Dan from 2009, in which he looks back on his long life with gratitude: http://americamagazine.org/issue/702/article/looking-back-gratitude
An overview of his life from the "Jesuits East" magazine: http://www.jesuitseast.org/story-section?
Dan was also an immense support to me as a brother Jesuit. I relied a great deal on his advice regarding the careful balance between the demands of justice and fidelity, particularly when it came to speaking out on controversial topics. At one point, many years ago, when I was thinking about speaking out on a controversial issue without asking formal permission from my superiors (that is, presuming permission rather than requesting it), he wrote to me and said, "Remember you're in this for the long haul." Dan took his commitment to his Jesuit vows as seriously as he did his commitment to peace and justice.
"Blessed are the peacemakers," said Jesus. So blessed was Dan, and blessed were we to have lived with him.
May he rest in the peace.
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