By PATRICK O’NEILL
GREENSBORO, NC - A great thinker and scholar, the Rev. Thomas Berry was known worldwide for his passionate love of Creation and planet Earth. Another side of the Passionist priest, who died June 1 at age 94, was revealed in the glowing tributes delivered at his June 3 funeral at St. Paul the Apostle Church in his hometown.
Speaking for the Passionist community, Fr. Terence Kristofak, C.P. said Berry had “entrusted himself to the Divine cosmic embrace that he so often contemplated, brooded over and spoke about.
“We say goodbye to our beloved friend and companion, Passionist religious and priest, prophet and seer, thinker and lover of humanity and all created reality, and in the same breath know that he has been welcomed into another dimension of Divine life.”