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What a blessing to have known dear Fr. Francis! He was such a humble and very knowledgeable man of God; a blessing to so many. I am glad I was able to come back from my vacation out west a day early to be able to attend the funeral services. I have already been asking for Fr. Francis' intercession. Jesus, we trust in You!

September 18, 2017
- Lisa Turner

May this humble, gentle man of God, be enfold ed in the arms of the God he loved and served so well.Meeting Frances in 1973 in Rome was a life changing elements. May you rest in peace Frances.

August 23, 2017
- Sister Maureen Richardson.N.Zealand.

Father Francis Martin RIP I discovered Fr Francis and the Word Proclaimed Institure a few years ago when looking for help to understand scripture and to prepare for Sunday Mass. Right away I knew how powerful his teaching was. What a legacy he has left behind to minister to and teach countless pilgrims who will come long after his earthly life has passed to Eternity. How wonderful to read these tributes by those who actually knew him personally. You were truly blessed. The powerful image described of Fr Francis stretching out his hand and giving the blessing of Almighty God to those he encountered as the Holy Spirit inspired him. How encouraging this is for us as we continue our earthly journey home to eternity. Two important teachings I will hold in my heart forever are: how important it is to be grateful for all the Lord has done and is doing; and never to leave your prayer time without getting a word from the Lord. Someone mentioned his humour. I recall one time Fr Francis remarking that he, "had some questions for these guys". Dear, dear, Fr Francis, now is your time! May you have light, happiness and peace in the presece of God, whom you served so faithfully. And I thank you Lord for the gift of Fr Francis and ask that he may intercede for us from your throne room. And grant Lord that one day the church may recognise the holy life he led. May the Lord bless and comfort all his family and friends who mourn his great loss. Amen

August 23, 2017
- Bernadeete Fox Co. Armag Ireland

What a blessing & a great gift you have been for the past 40 yrs. in our lives...F. Francis you touched ours lives deeply & set in on fire...May you rejoice with all the holy ones...including our dear brother Fr. Michael Scanlan....please continue to prayer for us as we continue to witness of God's love in the milieu / vineyard He has called us to serve !

August 22, 2017
- Urby & Susan Potvin

What a blessing & a great gift you have been for the past 40 yrs. in our lives...F. Francis you touched ours lives deeply & set in on fire...May you rejoice with all the holy ones...including our dear brother Fr. Michael Scanlan....please continue to prayer for us as we continue to witness of God's love in the milieu / vineyard He has called us to serve !

August 22, 2017
- Urby & Susan Potvin

Father Francis Martin was a towering genius and a true emissary of light. His talks have changed my life forever. He is the greatest scripture scholar I have encountered. God Bless Him on his return home ! with loving prayers, Anita

August 22, 2017
- Anita

Father Francis it was an honor to serve you at daily Mass for the twelve years after I retired until Mary Lou died. I know you are in heaven with her.

August 18, 2017
- Kevin Hainsworth

Acting on my premonition about your leaving us came a week too late. While saddened by the news, I know that you are with your buddies, Fr. Mark Delery and Fr. Raphael Simon, both practicing MD's. I can't thank you enough for being a student in your class on Genesis at the JP II Institute back in 1989 and for having introduced me to Fr. Delery at the Holy Cross Abbey, Berryville, VA in 2009 - a low point in my life. Clearly, you were a blessing to all who knew you. I, for one will be eternally grateful.

August 18, 2017
- Ashok Chirayath, Reston VA

So sad to see you go. Thanks for the help with all the homilies through your website. I will pray for you and ask you to pray for me and my priesthood. God keep you in His glory. You inspired many.

August 18, 2017
- Fr. Victor Perez

You were always kind , gentle to us at St John Neumann . We will miss you. GOD LoveY ou K

August 17, 2017
- Bernie & Patti Stauffer

Fr. Martin I thank God for you. Your study of Our Lord has changed my life. RIP

August 17, 2017
- Alicia Gaines

Fr. Frances always had a kind word and a blessing for the Scouts everytime they departed or returned from a scout campout or day trip. Joining in at Courts of Honor was double blessing for all. He brought with his presence a peace and stillness that filled the room and all hearts within it. Asking for his blessing on any occasion was greeted with a sincere "Of course." Fr. Frances will be missed but long remembered.

August 16, 2017
- Lucy Vitaliti

The Institute of Basic Youth Conflicts lead by Bill Gothard was the first time I recall the Bible ever coming alive for me. It was 1977 at Capitol Center in Largo, MD. Through circumstances my parents encourage me to go to Steubenville after my freshman year at St. John’s University in Queens. I arrived at Steubenville in the fall of 1980. It was the Spring of 1981 I met the other Martin via VHS tape in the J.C. Williams Center – Ralph Martin teaching the Crisis of Truth series. That was the next time the Bible came alive for me and now in a Catholic context (It was so good I bought the cassette tapes afterwards). I did not recall Fr. Francis Martin my first year there. It seemed it was my last two years there 1981-1983 I came to know Fr. Francis Martin. I recall senior year taking Old Testament with him. It was a packed double class too – they open the wall door for this class. When you heard Fr. Francis speak, teach, or preach it was mesmerizing. As my father said, like gold nuggets coming out of this mouth. On November 21, 1982 Father Francis Martin celebrated mass at Christ the King Chapel in Steubenville. He instructed the students to return to their rooms to pray and listen to what God was saying to them and then write it down before going to brunch. This is what God said to me…”Peter, I am your God. Trust in me always. I am your only true source of life. Do not be anxious with the things around you. Trust and worship me, and I will provide for your needs. With love, Jesus” 11/21/1982. Thank you Fr. Francis Martin for giving your life to God and sharing it with us.

August 16, 2017
- Peter Frank, Class of 83, FUS

I was deeply blessed at Franciscan University Priest's Conferences for over thirty years by Fr. Francis' brilliant Scripture Scholarship and by the witness of his deep faith. I have been blessed by his prayers and presentations at so many Charismatic Conferences over these years- from Rome -to Kanas City to New Orleans and Pittsburgh. I have never experienced the combination of intellectual brilliance and luminous faith, shared with such love and humility, as was seen in "the rabbi" - Father Francis. He was a great gift to the Church - and to this world. May he now live in the eternal joy of Jesus Christ ,whom He served so well. Fr. Francis, pray for us, and ask your Blessed Lady to shine on all of us - on our Church, and on our nation. We love you.

August 16, 2017
- Fr. John Sweeney, Pittsburgh PA

The best teacher I ever had. He made the Scriptures come alive. His classes at DHS filled up quickly, he was such a wonderful teacher. I will pray for the repose of his soul.

August 16, 2017
- Mrs Ann Devine, o.p.

Father Francis could challenge with such love. He was the real thing and I thank him and God for all the great help he gave a poor priest in Australia. I will be praying to him.

August 16, 2017
- Fr Robert Doohan

We have used his co-authored commentary on the Gospel of John in our course this Summer and this is how we have learned of his love for the Lord with whom he is now. "May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome you and take you to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem. May choirs of angels welcome you and lead you to the bosom of Abraham; and where Lazarus is poor no longer may you find eternal rest. Eternal rest grant unto them, O lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Amen." Certainly all his questions are now answered and the beauty he spoke of is now before his eyes. My sympathy to all. PAX

August 16, 2017
- Maria Moore-Michels student at CDU

In gratitude to the Lord for all he taught us, I like to give thanks!

August 15, 2017
- Fr. Guido Gockel MHM

Fr. Francis was my spiritual director for 12 years and enriched me deeply. His love of scripture inflamed my own and I am so grateful for him and for his years as part of Madonna House. May he know the glory of the Lord in fullness!

August 15, 2017
- Bonnie Staib, Combermere ON

Dear Fr. Francis, You were in my life before I ever realized it! I saw you on the occasional Sunday and heard your homilies and knew that there was something different about you. I was lucky enough to have you baptize my youngest daughter but at the time, in 1997, I didn’t know what a treasure I had stumbled upon! I had trouble with my older boys several years later and tried to talk to you after mass one day, but still, it wasn’t my time to sit at your feet. You must have started praying for me and my family because finally on Holy Saturday of 2003 I reached out to you in desperation for a last-minute confession before the Resurrection Mass. You agreed to see me and in the space of one and a half hours you heard my cry and you brought me to my knees before the Lord, not in shame nor in condemnation, rather in the realization that God loved me; He loved me so much that it pained him to see me suffer so far away from his embrace. That day changed my life and so began our amazing relationship with you as my confessor and mentor. You stood by me through the hard work of healing from so many wounds, renewing my commitment to the Lord, and growing in my faith. And I soaked up your daily homilies like parched land. Someone asked me once after having given a talk, “Where do you get this stuff?” What could I say but “Well, Fr. Francis’ homilies and teachings of course!” You said to me once, “There will come a day when I won’t be there for you, but it doesn’t mean I don’t love you.” That day came when you became ill and when I moved far away. I have missed you so much over these past years. Though I visited every few months, much was lost as you walked the last leg of your journey. Even so, the light of Christ shone on your face as you continued to listen with great compassion and joy to the goings-on in my life and to pray for me and bless me. Now you are no longer physically present to us, and it grieves me that your face, your blessings & teachings, and your humor will no longer be a part of our journey (not withstanding memories, recordings, and pictures of course). Yet perhaps you are closer than ever, just on the other side of that thin veil between time and eternity! And I know with certainty that all the prayers you prayed and promised throughout your historical existence will continue to echo through eternity with even more passion and conviction! And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you love me and every person you ever touched on this side of eternity with more fervor and perfection than we can imagine. So it is with hope that I say goodbye for now to my friend, to my father, until we praise God together in the company of all the saints for all eternity! Until then, pray for us, and pass on to us some of the joy that envelopes you in the heavenly kingdom!

August 15, 2017
- Bernadette Harmon

I shall always be grateful for Father Francis - for his faith filled counsel, for his faithful administration of the sacraments, for his faithfulness in serving as chaplain at the Mother of God Community for so may years, for his learned, but non-condescending teaching and preaching, for his humanity, for his correction, for his smile, and for his holy presence. God bless you Father Francis. May you, as you have desired, be transformed fully into the likeness of Christ.

August 15, 2017
- Rick McKinney, Gaithersburg Md

Dear Father Francis, I am so grateful for your life and your generous “YES!” to God’s will! You helped bring Jesus to all of us so deeply through the scriptures and the witness of your life. I will always think of you when I think of the book of Romans - Dead to sin and alive in Christ! I am most especially thankful for the gift of going to confession to you. There were many times when I felt very discouraged going in to confession but I always left with a deep hope that went well beyond my circumstances! I can honestly say that it was miraculous and it was a fruit of your life of prayer. Thank you so much! Please pray for us, especially that we would never take the Word of God for granted and that we would be transformed by the renewal of our minds. Romans 12:2

August 15, 2017
- Terese Rigel

Dear Father Francis, I have been blessed to get to know you. As I pray for your speedy passage into heaven, I also hope that you will give me help from there with my study of Scripture, my preaching, and life in the Spirit. I wouldn't mind one of your witty comments accompanied by that grin from time to time, either!

August 15, 2017
- Fr. Chris Goodwin

My dear friend, Fr. Francis! I had planned on seeing you last Saturday, but I guess you just couldn’t wait to see Jesus! I certainly can’t blame you for that!! You have finally heard those words that we all long to hear one day, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” I am so blessed by your friendship over the past 30 years or more and so grateful to have had the privilege and the honor of calling you “friend”. I’ll always treasure working with you all those years ago, our many chats on the balcony at the MOG office, lunches at the office and at our favorite hangout - Acajutla, drives and talks through Black Hills Park, going on pilgrimage with you to Jerusalem, dinners at our house after you officiated at our wedding, etc. You taught me so much, not only as my confessor, but especially as my friend. Even at my worst, I always knew that you loved me and in that way, you demonstrated the unconditional love of our heavenly Father. Your words, your teachings, your faithfulness and your witness live on in the multitudes of people you touched here on earth. Thank you, my dear friend! Please give a hug to Fr. Dayo Akinjo and Fr. Peter Hocken for me. I look forward to celebrating the resurrection with you in heaven!

August 15, 2017
- Melanie Goggin

I am sorry to hear of the news of the passing over of Fr. Martin. Yet, I still feel a great gratitude to God for bringing about my contact with Fr. Francis. I was on a "sabbatical" from my missionary work in Nigeria, at the Dominican Scripture school, in Jerusalem(Ecole Biblique), sometime in the 1970s. I did not know Fr. Francis, but when he entered the dining room, everyone's face lit up, both of the French teachers and laity, and of all the other priests and laity there. I asked my Dominican Brother priest, who is that person all are going to greet? He told me that is Fr. Francis Martin, who has taught here, and is loved by all. Then again, some years later, at the Dominican House of Studies, in Washington, DC. where Fr. Francis was teaching. I was taking some courses there, while on a short visit from Nigeria, I took his course on the Letter to the Galatians. Finally, my personal contact was in the first year of the three years I took of the annual seminars of the Word Proclaimed. This was to help priests to learn to preach the word of God in a better way. Fr. Francis said that in his prayers God told him to use his remaining time to help the priests. I can say that his example and his explanations of the Sunday readings was a very wonderful help in my preaching, and my spiritual life. I will say my Mass intention for Fr. Francis Martin on the day of his funeral Mass. May he now rest in the peace of Christ, whom he served so well. I want to thank Nancy and all the staff of the Word Proclaimed for helping me keep in contact with Fr. Francis these last few years. I have been remembering him in my prayers, and even though I knew of his illness, I feel a great loss. I am writing this from Chicago, but will be returning to Nigeria on the 3rd of September. I will continue to use his commentaries on the Sunday gospels, and readings, and continue to remember Fr. Francis through his words and spiritual advice that he recorded. Please pray for me.

August 15, 2017
- Fr. Justus, O.P.

Saddened to learn of Fr. Francis. I have listened to, or watched his insightful, learned, absorbing scripture commentaries every day now for some years. I do hope the WPI and its website continue to keep his great legacy of commentaries alive; this would be the best tribute to his life, I think.

August 15, 2017
- David LaJuett

My very dear Father Francis, While I know for certain, you are no longer suffering and are in a better place, I miss you already. I can’t help but marvel at how much of a witness for the faith you have been to me all along up and until the last opportunities I had to see you by managing to keep that smile of yours in your suffering. Dear Father, your smile was anointed! I will miss your spiritual insights that would always give me reasons to pause and ponder like Mary, whom you have introduced to me in way of the consecration through DeMonfort. Thank you for introducing me to the Baptism in the Holy Spirit through the Community you Shepherded. Father thank you for welcoming me to into the Community. Thank you for being a Spiritual Father to me. Thank you for affirming me and encouraging me to grow. Thank you for your prayers, which I know you will continue. I am so banking on it!!! Thank you for being such a bright light to ALL of us. Thank you on behalf of ALL of your children dearest Father. We love you. And this would not be us if I did not end in the way you and I spoke in French so: “Merci mon pere pour tout. Que le Seigneur vous benisse et vous recoive dans son paradis et que vous continuez votre mission d’en haut. Il n’y a vraiment pas de mot pour exprimer ma gratitude meme en francais vous voyez. J’espere que je vous ai fait sourire. Vous me manquez mon pere bien aime.” Kinday Toto

August 15, 2017
- Kinday Toto

Rest in peace dear Fr Martin and thank you for the gift of your friendship. May you be rejoicing at the table of the Lord.

August 14, 2017
- Roxy & John Gardner

An honest, faithful and loving priest friend for many years. Always deeply touched by his sincerity, Scriptural knowledge and love of God. He always issued a challenge to myself and others who listened to his words at conferences and one on one talks. Fr. Francis, may you rest in Peace and be rewarded for all your great work.

August 14, 2017
- Fr. Joe O'Malley - Pembroke, Ontario, Canada

Father's life, love, wisdom and joy touched us in so many ways. His humanity and leadership forever changed us and we will always be grateful. We loved and still love him immensely.

August 14, 2017
- Dan and Kathy Troxell

I love you Fr. Francis! When I heard of your passing, I remembered your words when my dad passed to Jesus. "May the angels rise to greet him..." That was my prayer for you. I felt so spontaneous joy thinking of you with St. Jerome and St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine and St. Paul, Therese the Little Flower and the Blessed Mother, talking and praising God together. Please say hello to Fr. Dayo for me and the priests from Franciscan U whose companionship always blessed you. I love you dearly and will remember you at each mass and whenever I ponder the scriptures and have questions! Please keep my family and Mother of God School in your prayers. It is so good to have a powerful intercessor in heaven!

August 14, 2017
- Eileen Jones Lombardi

Father Francis touched so many people with the Love of God.

August 14, 2017
- Rev. Dr. James Shaughnessy

I was a student of father Francis Martin at Sacred Heart Major Seminary (2006 - 2008) in the STL Program. In him I found together great peity and great intellect. After graduation I came to Africa but each Sunday I listened to father's homilies to prepare mine. Thank you father Francis Martin for the great gift you were to me and through me you have touched so many lives even here in Africa. May the Good Lord grant you now, in his mercy, Eternal Rest. You will always be in my prayers. From Douala, Cameroon, in Africa.

August 14, 2017
- Rev Fr. Jean Robert F. NGANDJUI

Father Francis -- I miss you already. Thank you for being my spiritual advisor and confessor for more than 30 years. Thank you for performing all the baptisms for so many of my grandchildren. Thank you for presiding over the renewal of my marriage vows. Thanks for coming out for dinner at my house all those times and for having lunch out with me and my daughter or me and my best friend. Thank you for all the comforting words when I was at my lowest. Thank you for praying over me and my children. Thank you for the 17 years of Christmas Day visits with us. We always looked forward to those celebrations. Thank you for dancing with the bride in George's place as each daughter got married. Thank you for guiding and encouraging my children through the rough times. Since I owe you a debt of gratitude, I won't go on and on. You know what is in my heart and on my mind. Suffice it to say that my children and I would not be the people we are if we had not know you. I'm sad that you are no longer here with us, but I am excited that you are with Jesus. I love you so much. Please pray for me and my family. Love you so much -- Jean Nethery

August 14, 2017
- jean nethery

Fr. Francis has been a mentor and guide to our family and we love him and will miss him. We thank God for his life and the influence he has had on us and so many people. We now look to his intercession for us. Rest in the peace of Christ, Fr. Francis.

August 13, 2017
- Sarah and Mathew Jacob and family

Fr. Francis was an example to all of us of holiness. We will all miss him, but I am so happy that he went home to be with Jesus after a life well lived. He always said that there is a grace when someone passes away, and I believe we should all look for the grace that he will leave for us Fr. Francis personally prayed over me when I was an infant suffering from being premature and inheriting a blood disorder. The doctors were not sure I would live. Fr. Francis walked right in to the hospital and touched me before my own parents had a chance to ask the Lord to fill me with the Precious Blood of Jesus. I have always been grateful for that prayer, because the Lord answered him and I am here today.

August 13, 2017
- Joann McKinney Cerullo

May your soul rest in eternal peace!

August 13, 2017
- Whilermine Kahindo

When I heard of Father Francis's passing back on early Friday morning. I could only say " Thank you Father Francis for your loving care that you have showed us over the years..." there are many wonderful times that I had the pleasure of spending time with him over the years... On December 23 of this past year I had the honor in seeing him.. that was on the night of his actual anniversary of priesthood... and I said " Oh Happy Anniversary to you Father Francis.." you know what his remark was " Well thank you I nearly forgot it was!" at that we held hands and that was the last time I saw him... I will always cherish his love and fatherly guidance ... Now we can simply say that we knew a great wonderful saint... God bless you and as he usually said " Mary cause of our Joy pray for us." Thank you Father Francis Martin and may God bless you and you will always have a special place in my heart.. looking forward in seeing you in heaven some day!!!!!!

August 13, 2017
- Polly Howard

Fr Francis was the supervisor of my first thesis. I was his Teaching Assistant for four years at DHS. An inspirational mentor and teacher. Gifted, clear, insightful and tough-minded. A true servant of the Lord who has now gone "home" for lasting peace and eternal reward.

August 13, 2017
- Judge Dr Warwick Neville (Canberra Australia)

I was truly privileged to take several Scripture classes taught by Fr. Francis at Franciscan University in Steubenville in the 1980's. He taught with such clarity and conviction - no one could leave his class unchanged. He would encourage us to listen to the Lord in prayer and to share what we heard Him telling us. He instilled in us the beautiful way of starting each day by recounting God's promises through the ages and to preach the Gospel to ourselves - to enliven our souls and live as a disciple of the Lord in gratitude for all He has done. I will be forever changed and grateful that I was given the gift of knowing Father Francis. I can imagine his joy in now seeing the Lord face-to-face. Pray for us, Father Francis!

August 13, 2017
- Karin Freihammer

Two weeks ago I received the great mercy of visiting my dear Fr Francis for the last time. He was my teacher and spiritual Father, who healed me and prepared me for marriage. I knew he was suffering from Alzheimer's and would be greatly reduced from the last time I saw him at my dinning room table two years ago. I was prepared that he wouldn't recognize me. I recalled all the great stories he told me from his youth, from his time in Israel or at Madonna House and hoped mentioning these might bring him joy and be a point of conversation. When we walked into his familiar apartment at Mother of God, there he was at his table where we had spent hundreds of hours together over the years. He was frail, in a wheel chair, a kitchen towel pinned onto his shirt and being spoon fed breakfast. Instantly, I recalled Our Lord's words to St Peter "Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go." Fr Francis was beyond remembering anything of his past or present. He was indeed, "boiled down," as a friend of mine once described those suffering from Alzheimer's. After initial hugs there was much silence as we were adjusting to this new situation until his dear care taker lowered her head to sneeze and he instantly stretched out his hand and placed it over her head and closed his eyes in prayer. This gesture of blessing helped me see Fr Francis' beautiful fatherly heart was still there. I pulled my chair up close to his and put my arm around him and said, "Thank you for everything. I would not be me without you. I love you." He turned and looked me straight in the eyes and placed his hand on my arm and said, "I love you too," then gave me a wink with his eye. He pierced my heart. I will never forget that gift of love. After I helped him into his armchair for his nap I gathered my family around him and asked for his blessing. There was quite a long pause and silence and so I said a little prayer in my heart and thought our time had come to an end with him. Then all of a sudden Fr. Francis, looked around at my children and said, "May Almighty God Bless you." He was indeed boiled down to his inmost being and what remained was Fatherly Love. Thank you Lord for the gift of Fr Francis and thank you Fr Francis for saying yes to being a vessel of God's love and mercy to me and countless others.

August 13, 2017
- Robin Crosby

Fr. Martin taught me how to love the Lord, how to love the Word of God and how to pray. He challenged me to live a life transformed by God so that I would love my neighbor. Like another hero of mine, Servant of God, Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J. , Fr. Martin was close to God, but so human. Yes, he was also brilliant. I loved his smile, his gentle humor, his encyclopedic knowledge of scripture, and most of all, his humility. May he rest in perfect peace and may his loved ones be comforted by God's love for them and Father Martin's love for them from beyond the grave. For love is stronger than death.

August 13, 2017
- Judy Smith

Francis was a dear friend since 1963, a colleague and collaborator in the Catholic Biblical Association, one from whom I learned much. I am deeply saddened at his death and offer my sincerest condolences to his family and friends. May the Lord embrace him now;

August 13, 2017
- Rev. George Montague, S.M.

Fr. Francis is in our prayers and Holy Masses. His teachings and life in Christ will continue to enlighten so many in the Church and the world. Requiescat in Pace!

August 13, 2017
- Fr. Matthew Lamb Ave Maria University

Thank you Father Francis for your faithfulness and powerful service to Our Lord. Your priestly example inspired and profoundly influenced my priesthood. May you behold the Face of God in everlasting Glory.

August 13, 2017
- Paul Dmoch

My most deeply sympathy in this moment of sorrow for Fr. Francis Martin's passing; but we are sure that he is with the all almighty Lord. Blessed Him!!!

August 13, 2017
- Irma M. Carpenter

We love Father Francis and will miss his blessed presence on earth. As the Lord holds him close to His heart in bliss, may He send comfort to all his loved ones.

August 13, 2017
- Ron and Cathy MacDougall

From BIRKENHEAD, n NW England, Joy and sadness to learn of the passing into eternity of our beloved Francis. I have watched/listened to and learned from him via iPad every single morning as my slip road into prayer since the beginning of The Word proclaimed website. Gratitude to God for his life and world wide influence. May he rest in peace.

August 13, 2017
- Margaret McLaughlin ocds

I listened to Fr. Martin's commentaries on the Sunday Mass readings for several years and used them to prepare for Sunday Mass. I will miss him and keep him in my prayers and mass intentions. God Bless You Father Martin..... Bil Bailey Mandeville, Louisiana Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church

August 13, 2017
- Bill Bailey

May you R.I.P. Fr. For I know I am going to be with you soon.

August 12, 2017
- 1st degree knight Brother Darrell Asher

I am profoundly saddened by Fr. Martin's passing, but joyous and prayerful for his heavenly homecoming. I never knew him personally, but studied his teachings via YouTube for my homily prep every month. He truly inspired me and lifted my soul! I offer my prayers for the repose of Fr. Martin's soul, and for the comfort of his family members; God Bless you all. David Allen, Gulfport, MS

August 12, 2017
- Dcn. David Allen


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