I was privileged to get to know Fr. Gerry Gauvreau when he was here in Halifax with the Companions of the Cross. Father Gerry used to come out to our first 40 Days vigil here in Halifax and I loved to see him down there at the vigil site. I recall one evening, a car passed and a young man yelled out something obscene at the people praying. Father Gerry didn't miss a beat; he turned and made the sign of the Cross and called out loudly "God bless you too".
This is a priest whom I can admire with no hesitation. May there be more priests with his courage and transparent approach to all people.