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Father Robert Fox Dies

BY Tim Drake

| Posted 12/1/09 at 5:30 PM

 

Father Robert Fox passed away from a battle with cancer the day before Thanksgiving. His funeral Mass, according to this obituary, will take place this coming Saturday at the parish in Alexandria, S.D.

For those not familiar with Father Fox, he was ordained for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1956. The editor of the Immaculate Heart Messenger, he founded the Fatima Family Apostolate and the Shrine to Our Lady of Fatima in Alexandria. He made numerous trips to Fatima, bringing groups of young people to the European shrine. He was also seen frequently on EWTN.

To learn more about Father Fox and his work, read this 2001 Register interview.