The learned and much-respected priest has left an impact on the parishioners and seminarians he's met.
At the end of the month, Monsignor Turro will be reaching the milestone birthday of a century. And most of his very long life has been devoted to serving God.
In an interesting article at New Jersey.com, Rev. Alexander Santora gives us a little insight into the very full life of the priest who he said was known for his very brief homilies of four or six sentences. The reason is equally brief, as the 99-year-old shared, “I fought against making the pulpit a classroom. I wanted it to be more of a conversation, though one-sided.”
It’s interesting to see that despite developing a wealth of knowledge in many languages accumulated over the years, including a doctorate in Germanics from New York University, Monsignor Turro has always opted to use his words sparingly. However, the brevity of his famous homilies, like this one for Easter shared in Santora’s article, have made an impact on all those who’ve listened: