Fr. Fred dedicated 56 of his 75 years in religious life to promoting devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Michael Swan

Fr. Power led Jesuit monthly and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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  • November 7, 2017
A half-century spent editing Messenger of the Sacred Heart and a lifetime promoting devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus came to a quiet, peaceful end with the death of Jesuit Fr. Frederick Joseph Power on Nov. 2 in Pickering, Ont. He was 93 years old.

After his 1955 ordination at the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ont., and completing his studies, the Jesuits assigned Fr. Power to run the office of the Eucharistic Crusade. The monthly Messenger of the Sacred Heart came with the territory and the young Jesuit soon transformed himself into a professional writer and editor. 

He also authored several books on the Sacred Heart, published popular guides on reading the Old and New Testaments and offered online advice on prayer in the Canadian Jesuit blog igNation.ca

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