On Friday, July 20, Thomas Aquinas College urgently requested prayers for student Andrew Moore who died in an accident earlier that day. Moore was stuck and killed by a passing vehicle while participating in the Crossroads Walk Across America.
According to the College, Moore was very active in the pro-life cause. For instance, he prayed the Rosary daily in front on an abortion clinic in his home town last summer and he participated with the rest of the Thomas Aquinas community in the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco.
From the College press release:
Explaining why he joined the Crossroads Walk, Kent wrote on the organization’s website, “I had already been involved in the pro-life movement for several years … Crossroads sounded like a good way to serve God and help His children.” He was also using the experience to discern God’s call for his life. “I have been considering a vocation to the priesthood for some time, and Crossroads is a great way to work on my discernment: prayer, sacrifice, and separation from the distractions of the world.” He and a fellow walker were praying the rosary when he was struck this morning. The other walker was unharmed.
“Kent gave his life in service of God and in defense of the unborn,” says Thomas Aquinas College President Michael F. McLean. “As saddened as we are by his loss, we are inspired by and grateful for his witness. Please join us in praying for the repose of his soul and the comfort of his family, his classmates, and his many friends here at the College.”
The Cardinal Newman Society joins with the Thomas Aquinas community in offering prayers for the repose of the soul of Andrew Moore and asks that its members do the same.
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