By Christine Bordelon
Msgr. Robert Guste, who was in residence at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Kenner, died Aug. 3, 2010. Many who knew him have sent in tributes. Here are a few of them:
From Deacon Jeff Fariss of Kenner
The first anniversary of the passing of Msgr. Robert Guste is here – Aug. 3.
My wife and I so enjoyed being with him every morning at 9 a.m. Mass. I served as a deacon at those Masses since being assigned after Hurricane Katrina. He was such a holy priest, always filled with joy. He prayed about absolutely everything, would buy someone a meal, fill up their car with gas, sit and listen, even to those who wanted his time over and over. He was so patient.
He was pro-life and always encouraged others to go pray outside the “abortion mill” as he called it. And, in spite of his age and health, he would go himself! One of the best stories of his that I remember was when he saw a man bringing a young woman to the clinic. Father Guste called him over and said if he brought her to the New Life Center to have an ultrasound, he would give him $100. The guy took the deal and a life was saved! He told others, and they gave him $100 and he made more deals.
He was fearless in the work of the Lord, a man of prayer and was willing to give his time to any who needed it. Many times, we would hear het got a 2 a.m. call to visit a hospital, but, of course, we’d never hear it from him. He was humble and virtuous, like Jesus, always looking to do the will of His Father.
Missing him, praying for him as we always asked us to do and counting on him praying for all of us.
From David Rittinger, an altar server at OLPH
With the anniversary of the passing of Msgr. Robert Guest, there are so many things to mention about him.