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July 17, 2018

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July 16, 2017
Fr. Edwards after a year late since you went to heaven, you are still so much by me and so many others. Shine brightly my friend, watch over us and intercede for us all.
April 6, 2016
Father Edwards, it gets no easier without you here. So many of us miss you. When I am at my lowest and the hardest of times comes, I miss you the most. I know you are in heaven now. I know you are watching down at us from heaven. I have felt your love and gentleness from paradise so many times since you left for heaven. I am convinced and feel more than ever, there will never be another you. I and so many others miss and love you. Please continue to watch over us. That smile helps me to endure, and countless of others. I want to make you proud of me. Please pray for me with Father Bruce and Sister Grace in heaven.
February 19, 2016
I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort and peace be with you and your family. Psalm 29:11
February 8, 2016
There are absolutely no words in the world, to fully share how much Father John Edwards,S.J. means to me. Or how deeply he touched and transformed my life in these last many many years. I met him in South Florida when he came to my local parish in the diocese of Palm Beach. This was in 1989. I am a lifelong catholic. Father Edwards loved everybody. He didn't just say this to me on many occasions. He lived it. Most of all he saw every person he encountered made in the image and likeness of God. I never in all my life saw a person live it as he did. A special affection for those living with full blown AIDS in his ministry at Emmaus. He defined courage, compassion, love and gentleness to those suffering with this disease. In the earliest years of the epidemic. I often wondered how he could do this, with so much sadness with AIDS. So much death. So much sickness. God gave him the strength and graces to do this ministry. Father Edwards often said this. What made Father so special to thousands of people he came into contact were many things. Yet he was one of us. He went through our sorrows, our joys, our hurts, out struggles, he just loved. How much I love him. My cousin on my Dad's side was a Jesuit in community with him at St. Ann's in West Palm Beach. So when I heard Father Edwards died, I felt a lot. I feel this lingering sadness. There will never be another Father Edwards.

In my own life, losing my mom to cancer at 13, Father Edwards had such compassion when i shared this with him. Through school he was always cheering me on. Was also free spirited sharing his days in the Jesuit Novitiate in Grand Coteau. Or talking about his beloved sisters and his brother. To my Dad he was always compassionate to him after the tremendous loss of my Mom. My dad loved him. When I lost hope, and was down, he brought me hope. When I cried, I would hear him sniffling too. Wiping his eyes with his handkerchiefs. Through my cancer, he was so supportive to me in prayer and listening. When he left West Palm Beach, I was upset. Many were. Yet it holds nothing as to how I feel now. May Father Edwards rest in peace in paradise. This world truly is a more beautiful place because Father was with us. I have to keep reminding myself he is still with us. My love, prayers and expression of sympathy to his sisters, his entire family, both Jesuit, and extended family, in all of the places he served. We love and miss you Father Edwards, S.J.