Sunday, February 9, 2014

"A Lovely Person, Very Down-To-Earth"

The priest presiding over Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral has admitted that he learnt about humility from him. Fr. James Martin S.J., who had advised the late actor on his role as Father Flynn in the movie Doubt, said that he was "a lovely person, very down-to-earth",People Magazine reported. The priest had first met the deceased star when he had been called to consult on the Labyrinth Theater Company's production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot which was directed by Hoffman in 2003. They had spent time together at New York City's Saint Ignatius Church where he taught him how a priest celebrates Mass, and his funeral Mass was held at the same church.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's private funeral was held in Manhattan on Friday at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. The coffin holding Hoffman's body was brought out of the Church by pallbearers and put it a hearse, and family and guests began to stream out Friday afternoon.
The church, on the Upper East Side, has also hosted funerals for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lena Horne and Aaliyah.
Hoffman was baptized and raised Catholic, but did not go to church regularly as an adult. Rev. James Martin, who is an assisting priest at St. Ignatius Loyola, celebrated the funeral mass, and spoke of the "hope of the resurrection."
According to Martin, Hoffman called himself a Christian believer, was an admirer of Jesus and someone who prayed. Martin told The Huffington Post, "He was a lovely soul and it was a grace to know him."
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Qualis_Rex said...

DNA India, eh? Forgive me for not really putting much credence into this particular article.

Anonymous said...

Because Indians are not trustworthy.