Attestation to the holiness of Msgr. Foy – “He consistently practised heroic sanctity and all of the virtues.”

Msgr. Foy 2014

Photo of Msgr. Foy at one of his 77 Ordination Anniversaries

There are so many wonderful things to say about Msgr. Vincent Foy our “Champion for Life” who brought so much happiness and the light of Christ to others.

Many years ago, knowing he was a very faithful priest, I located and called Msgr. Foy with some complicated questions related to Canon Law.  A great and holy friendship with this saintly and brilliant priest of God began.  He helped me and others to find the correct answers to questions about all aspects of our Catholic Faith and other subjects.

Msgr. Foy did  things exceptionally well and in an honest, humble way, with great Love. His life and priesthood were so well-ordered and interesting.  Through Msgr. Foy and his example, many of us were able to get to know better what God is really like.

Many of us laughed, cried, defended the Faith and went through many joys and sorrows together with Msgr. Foy. He had a great sense of humour.  His warm friendly presence filled a room with the sunshine of God’s love and goodness.

It has been the greatest honour, privilege and pleasure to know Msgr. Foy.  I thank God for my closest priest friend over the years who has been such a tremendous blessing. I am eternally grateful to God and to Msgr. for his untiring and heroic response to God’s call and Will and for his true priesthood. What a faithful friend, spiritual giant, and orthodox Catholic scholar!

In conclusion, as I did when he was on earth, I continue to attest to the holiness of Msgr. Foy.  Here’s a Scripture that describes Msgr. Foy:

“Msgr. Foy is patient, is kind: envieth not, dealeth not perversely; is not puffed up; [5] Is not ambitious, seeketh not his own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil; [6] Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth; [7] Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. [8] Charity never fails.”

Msgr. Foy, our Champion for the Church has shown us that a true priest is like the Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and devoted to Our Blessed Mother Mary.

He consistently practised heroic sanctity and all of the virtues, especially charity.

Before and since his passing, God has granted me many graces through his intercession.

I and others believe Msgr. Vincent Foy is a saint.

Amen.

Lisa

 

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Tribute to Msgr. Foy for his “gifted, courageous, and self effacing life spent for the love of God and the Church and in the service of life, and the exaltation of the Truth and Faith.”

Happy Birthday on August 14, 2018 to our Champion for Life and Model of Priestly Holiness Rev. Msgr. Vincent Foy!

An Engraved Award was presented to Msgr. Foy in 1989 when he was 74 for being the “Most Conscientious Legion of Mary Director we have ever known”:

1989 Award - %22Most Conscientious Legion of Mary Director We Have Ever Known%22, 50 years ordained, age 74

Below is a tribute to Msgr. Foy.  This was made in 2015 for one of his 77 Ordination Anniversaries: “Our Sincere and loving thanks for your gifted, courageous, and self effacing life spent for the love of God and the Church and in the service of life, and the exaltation of the Truth and Faith.”

Tribute

Written by Brennan and Leonita

Leonita and Brennan with Msgr. Foy at one of his 77 ordination Anniversaries:

Mastersons 75th

 

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Tribute from Victoria and Rory

Msgr. Foy you really made the world such a better place

for all who were so blessed to know you.

There are no words that can convey the sadness that we feel that our dear friend Fr. Foy has left us all – no doubt to a far far better place than the imperfect world in which we remain. We have known this wonderful man for almost fifty years, more closely still since he married us away back in 1968, not ever imagining that his funeral would take place during our 49th anniversary year.

In more recent years we have managed to stay in even closer touch and have always been deeply honoured that he always far managed to write his own personal messages to us at Christmas.

Although we are seldom in Toronto anymore and have not seen him for a long time we are very happy to say that Fr. Foy will be honoured and remembered often at churches up here in the Algoma – Sudbury area in the weeks, months and years ahead.

You really made the world such a better place for all who were so blessed to know you. It was wonderful that God left you with us for so long before eventually calling you Home!

God Bless you Father Foy; yes, Monsignor Foy too!

Tribute from Rory and Victoria, April 2017

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