Skip to comments.Msgr. Louis F. Meyer, longtime director of Catholic Youth Council, dies at 92
Posted on 05/14/2011 11:15:34 AM PDT by Desdemona
Msgr. Louis F. Meyer, whose name is synonymous with the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Council, died May 14 after an illness. He was 92.
The man affectionately known as the "Soccer Priest" was much more than that. He was an athlete himself, declining an invitation to the New York Giants rookie camp in 1938 because he wanted to pursue the priesthood. He went on to help build the CYC, but he also helped make Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center a premiere facility, was the pastor of two parishes, led the archdiocese in its mission to support family life, became involved in civic issues and, in retirement, continued his ministry and was a chaplain at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.
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Please, pray for the repose of his soul. If ever there was a man who used what gifts God gave him to lead people closer to God and salvation, Msgr. Meyer was him. RIP.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
Sounds like a great man. Since he was a priest - and not accused of molesting kids - the haters here will be confused because that’s all they care to imagine in their sick little minds.
Msgr. Meyer would never have dreamed of molesting kids. He was the sort of priest that all people should know.
I believe you.
The haters won’t.
May he RIP.