Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Bob Bedard, founder of the Companions of the Cross, who died yesterday evening.

From the Companions’ website:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dear Friends,

On October 6th at 10:17 pm our beloved Fr. Bob passed away. We had just finished celebrating a Mass for the Dying in which he received the Sacrament of the Sick, the Apostolic blessing, and Viaticum. He died peacefully as we sang hymns and prayed. It was truly a beautiful and holy death.

It is hard to describe our feelings at this time: relief that his suffering is finally over, joy that he fought the good fight and ran the race to the finish, and sadness at our deep loss. But above all we give thanks and praise to God for the amazing life of Fr. Bob and for the privilege of knowing and loving him. May he rest with the Saints and Angels tonight – and in the loving mantle of our Lady and the eternal embrace of the great King he served so faithfully in this life…

Tomorrow afternoon we will announce the schedule for his wake and funeral. We are so deeply grateful for all the visits, prayers, concern, and love that has been poured out by all of you during this long journey since Fr. Bob entered the hospital. May God reward you with His grace and favour.

In Jesus our Saviour,

Fr Scott McCaig, CC
Moderator (General Superior)


Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace.