Catholic Chaplain Offers Mass in Iraqi Monastery

Fr. Jeff Whorton offering Mass in Iraq

This is a great story. A friend of mine Father Jeff Whorton is a married Catholic priest (former Anglican priest under the Pastoral Provision) recently offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in an abandoned monastery in Mosul, Iraq (allegedly ancient Ninevah). It is the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq and it was recently rediscovered (see Smithsonian article). In the 1700s, 150 were martyred at this location. Today it lies in ruins.

Please pray for Fr. Jeff. He is a true hero. I am so inspired by his faith. He’s a living saint. Not only is he a Catholic priest, he’s also a U.S. chaplain. Not only is he a priest and chaplain, he’s a married man and father of seven! Keep him in your prayers and say a Rosary for the good man.

Our prayers are with you Father Whorton!

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