Friday, August 24, 2007

Exhibition Honoring Father Tim Vakoc, Wounded Iraq War Army Chaplain

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Father Tim Vakoc

Painting

St Paul Public Library Exhibition

August 17 - 31, 2007





Ministry of Intentional Presence

"I live with (the soldiers), work with them, eat with them, care for them, listen to them, counsel them.
The soldiers know if you are real and genuinely care or not.
The soldiers see me out there with them, and that makes a difference."



It has been over three years since Catholic Chaplain, Major Tim Vakoc (pronounced VAH-Kitch), of the U.S. Army's 44th Corps Support Battalion, suffered a severe head wound while returning from a Mass he delivered to soldiers outside the Iraqi city of Mosul. The Robbinsdale, MN, native was the first Army chaplain seriously injured in the Iraq war. For more Stella Borealis posts and links, see here.




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