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Please pray for the repose of the soul of my friend Vicki Middleton July 24, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, Basics, Dallas Diocese, episcopate, Four Last Things, General Catholic, Glory, Holy suffering, North Deanery, sadness, Tradition, Virtue.
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Vicki passed away a few hours ago.  Please pray for the repose of her soul, and for grace for her family in this time of suffering and loss.  There will be a Rosary followed by the funeral Mass at the Carmelite Chapel in Dallas Friday at 10am.  Vicki has received permission from Bishop Farrell to be buried on the Carmelite grounds.  Thank you Bishop Farrell for this very gracious gesture.

I will miss Vicki a great deal.  I had not seen her since March when Michael Voris came but I’m going to miss her a lot.  What can I say about Vicki?  She was an awesome person to work with and one of the nicest, most generous women – persons – I’ve ever met.  She was a genuine Christian, and tried very hard to be so.  She gave and gave and gave, and cared so very much about the Church that she found late in her life.  She wanted so very much for the Church to be what it claimed to be in word and deed – for all the members of the Body of Christ to live the Faith, especially those who have been given the awesome gift – and responsibility – as pastors for souls.  That was Vicki’s consuming goal the last several years of her life, and she gave of herself tirelessly towards that goal.  She was an inspiration to me, and I pray many others, in how she expended so much of what she had – truly, great amounts of time, talent, and treasure in quantities that put most others to shame.  Vicki was also the rare individual to look back on her life and very openly discuss the things she had done wrong, the mistakes she had made, in order to try to share her wisdom with others to keep them from making the same mistakes.  That is not an easy thing to do.

One funny story about Vicki, about whom I cried when I was at Adoration this morning.  A couple of years ago, when the Life and Liberty Radio Show was still on Saturday afternoons, Vicki was really mad at Bishop Farrell about the heretical speakers who were streaming into the Diocese to give Lenten retreats.  This was an incredible offense to Vicki – how could the Bishop allow new age sisters like Joyce Rupp or manifest heretics like Dr. Rick Gaillardetz into the Diocese to preach Lenten – Lenten – retreats?!  So, she got a sandwich board made that said something like “Bishop Farrell, stop these terrible retreats” or something and went down to the Cathedral and walked back and forth in front – I think she may have had a bullhorn, but I’m not sure – castigating Bishop Farrell for not stopping these conferences.  There was some event at the Cathedral that day, and I think Bishop Farrell saw her and really, really wished she wasn’t there.   She later gave me that sandwich board, which I didn’t do anything with, but I should have.  I think I may still have it in storage.  But that was Vicki – she would do almost anything to stop the decay in the Church and strive to restore this glorious Faith.  If every Diocese had a couple thousand Vicki’s, there wouldn’t be a crisis in the Church.

There is that old saying: “You don’t know what you’ve got, till it’s gone.”  I really feel that today. I can’t say I was an especially close friend of Vicki’s, but I was definitely one of her many, many friends, and I really miss her today.  I wish I could have gone to see her before she died, but the illness was so sudden and quick there really wasn’t time, and she really wanted to be left alone to die in peace, which I totally understand.  I will pray for her soul, though, every day for the rest of my life.  She will be missed.  She was really one of a kind.

I found some videos on Youtube, including some older ones I’d never seen before.  I pray that Vicki’s final suffering and her many good works were immensely pleasing to God and her temporal debt due to sin has already satisfied.  Nevertheless, I will pray.  Please don’t forget Vicki’s husband Jim and her son Andrew and the rest of her family in your prayers.  Poor Jim, whom my dad has known close to 40 years, is pretty broken up.

Here is a video with some photos from one of Vicki’s many radio broadcasts:

Here is another video from the radio show in the studio:

This is pretty neat – I would guess this video is from 15-20 years ago:

I can’t believe she’s gone.  Vicki had so much life.

Comments

1. Mary - July 24, 2012

Only a few months ago,when Michael Voris came to Dallas (last time I saw her),she seemed perfectly fine……. Eternal rest grant unto her,O Lord,and let perpetual light shine upon her; may she rest in peace.

2. Bill Deville - July 24, 2012

Vicki became aware of the cancer Tuesday, July17.

3. Fr. Larry - July 24, 2012

Eternal Rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

4. Denise - July 25, 2012

Amen, Fr. Larry! Vicki will be sorely missed. May her soul rest in peace.

I was on her radio show a couple of years ago with Fr. Weinberger. She was so quick with her wit and wisdom and tried to make me feel comfortable. I admired her greatly.

5. Cori - July 25, 2012

i really liked Vicki. she was amazing. i hope i can approach my later years like she did. what a pistol. she will be sorely missed by many.

6. Robert Smith - July 25, 2012

Vicki was a passionate Patriot and believing Christian. She was very inspirational to my wife and me. I miss her and pray for her soul, Jim and Andrew. God Bless You All.


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