Pictures of Father Larry Borders struggle

These photos, with this exception of the first picture, were taken by Sean Gallagher. (Photos © The Criterion)

Father Larry Borders in his archdiocesan directory picture.


One of the final photos taken of Father Borders, who died on March 27, 2004, at age 53. He was ordained on June 3, 2000, at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis by Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein. He served as the associate pastor of St. Bartholomew Parish in Columbus for two years and was later assigned as the pastor of St. Maurice Parish in Napoleon.


Father Borders spent much of the final weeks of his life in the living room of his rectory at St. Maurice Parish in Napoleon. Unable to climb a flight of stairs to his bedroom, he slept on a hospital bed in his living room.


Shortly before his death, Father Borders shared time with the parishioners of St. Bartholomew Parish in Columbus, whom he had served as associate pastor. An open house was hosted for him over two evenings at the home of St. Bartholomew parishioners Mark and Deidre Nabor.


Father Larry Borders embraces a member of St. Bartholomew Parish on the evening of
March 11 at the home of parishioners Mark and Deidre Nabors. Father Borders was the associate pastor of St. Bartho-lomew from 2000-2002. He spent two evenings in Columbus shortly before his death so that he could continue to be present in his dying to those faithful whom he had served in the past.


Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein and a large number of diocesan priests bid farewell to Father Borders as they stand in front of St. Maurice Church and rectory in Napoleon following Father Borders’ Mass of Christian Burial.

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