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Fr. Paul Locatelli 1938-2010

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The Pebble in the Pond

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010

Having committed our daughter to the care and education of Santa Clara, we hoped and prayed for the best in the few short years to come. Little did we know how well this adventure would turn out...and it's still ongoing, still happening, every day! The old truth about how a teacher affects the lives of students rings true...again The pebble in the pond. The life, his obvious loving of it, of all who came within his knowing, smiling eye-even as he left us, brings to heart and mind the old Irishism, " I didn't know him well enough long enough." God shows us how much He loves us when He sends so splendid a man into our lives . For Paul's family, classmates and fellow Jesuits, friends and faculty-we've all been very lucky.