I Remember Mary Moogan
I remember Mary and Pat Moogan as they would come into the soup kitchen on their assigned days to volunteer. We would always help them emptying out the trunk of the car. It was full of clothing, canned food, plastic bags and anything else of use to someone in need.
As they would walk into the soup kitchen asking the volunteers how they felt we would make sure to say we were fine, even if we were not. For if you told Mary and Pat you had a headache, a toothache or any malady they would drop everything and pray for you on the spot. Not that we did not appreciate their prayers – but they could go on for some time.
I say Mary and Pat as if it’s one word. They were truly “one flesh.” They enjoyed being at the soup kitchen. Pat in the kitchen “ washing heavy pots and Mary serving coffee and food. If she found someone not feeling well among our guests she would call Pat out of the kitchen and they would pray for that person. They would always pray for the children – always.
I can say their prayers have helped many of us. She will be missed as a
“prayer warrior” for those in need.