Sickness, Suffering, Joy and Blessing

In October of 2018 Msgr. Dr. Peter B. Coughlin would have celebrated his 80th birthday.   On Aug 25 at 11:10 in the evening he went home to his heavenly Father.   Monsignor suffered a heart attack after receiving his last dialysis.   This is our tribute to his life.

In 2017 Father Peter celebrated 50 years of priesthood and on Dec 22, 2017 he was appointed Monsignor by His Holiness Pope Francis.   2017 was also the 40th year for the Bread of Life magazine of which he was founder and editor.  A totally Canadian charismatic magazine.   In 2002 Father Peter got his doctorate in ministry and his thesis was, 'The Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ Continuing in the Church Today.'  Father Peter never expected that he would become so well known in the Charismatic Renewal as a leader, a healer, a speaker, worldwide.  He never expected growing up that he would become an editor and publish seven books, the last being his memoirs.

Over his lifetime he had many times of sickness and suffering and brushes with death throughout his priesthood.  He also had times of great joy and blessing.  The Lord gave him many graces and favoured him with a very simple faith, mystical experiences and an ongoing awareness of the Lord's presence in his life.

In mid-December 2014, Father Peter moved into St. Joseph Motherhouse Convent in Dundas, Ontario to be the new chaplain to the Sisters.  Father had dialysis three days a week at this time.`

Monsignor Peter Coughlin knew that he was loved by God and loved by many, many people who had touched his life as he had their lives.   He was always amazed at how the Lord worked out the tapestry of life, weaving people in and out of all of our lives.

Monsignor Peter Coughlin wanted to be a priest, to serve people, to bring people to the Lord and the Lord to the people.  He prayed regularly that he hoped to do more good than evil with his priesthood with which the Lord had entrusted him, and to hear the Lord one day upon his death say, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.  Enter into the joy of your Master.'

A few people have been asking about where to send Mass cards etc.   These can be sent to his brother Paul Coughlin at:  27 Cathy Drive, Mount Hope Ontario, L0R 1W0

God Bless you always Monsignor Peter for your love and servant heart may you now rest in Our Father's loving arms.

Respectfully submitted by:

Corrine (Cory) Yakimovich





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