Sunday 17 December 2017

What they 
said . . .

{ For him peace was the only battle worth waging. He knew that peace was not achieved only by talking to your friends, you must talk to your enemies and make peace with them."

Fr Brian D'Arcy

{ Where else would I be on this day?"

John Major when he was thanked for attending the funeral

{ I've done all I can for him now, let ye get on with the preparations and let me get on with my rosary."

Kathleen Reynolds to her family in recent days

{ In his relentless pursuit of his political objective, dad was frequently isolated, shunned and vilified - the lonesome boatman."

Miriam Reynolds

{ A politician thinks about the next election; a statesman of the next generation."

James Freeman Clarke, in a quote from the 17th century theologian and author contained in the mass booklet

{ Dad left us on Thursday. In reality, because of the cruelness of his illness, he left us years earlier, years before his many, many grandkids, as you've seen, had an opportunity to see the real dad, the family man."

Philip Reynolds

{ In his life, in his responsibility for the political and economic destiny of those he was called to serve, Albert Reynolds was responsive and creative and determined in his desire to move forward in the search for peace and for a more just, secure and prosperous society."

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

{ The Holy Father learned with sadness of the death of the former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, and he asks you to kindly convey his condolences to Mrs Reynolds and their children and family. Recalling with gratitude the late Taoiseach's efforts in promoting peace and reconciliation in Ireland, his holiness prays for the eternal repose of his soul."

Telegram of condolence from Pope Francis

{ Marrying Kathleen was the best decision of my life."

Albert Reynolds, in a quote contained in the mass booklet

Irish Independent

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