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Fr. Len Kostka turns 103


Happy birthday to Fr. Len Kostka, C.PP.S.! He turned 103 on March 1. Fr. Kostka is the oldest living member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood worldwide.

Happy birthday to Fr. Len Kostka, C.PP.S.! He turned 103 on March 1 -- but when your birthday falls on Ash Wednesday, you're allowed to celebrate a day early. He was treated to cake and a round of "Happy Birthday" in the Community dining room at St. Charles Center, where he makes his home. Here, he's shown with some of his many birthday cards. Thanks to all who remembered Fr. Len on his birthday -- he's the oldest living member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood worldwide. "His devotion to the Precious Blood is tremendous," said Fr. Ken Schroeder, house director at St. Charles. He added that back in the day, Fr. Len had a perfect golf swing.

Fr. Len also gave some advice for living to 103: "Pray before you get into the car, so that you reach your destination safely. Drive carefully. Pray again that the guy driving toward you is also driving safely. Pray when you reach your destination, to say thank you."



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