In January, 2002, I had the
pleasure to meet the new FDNY
Chaplain, Father Chris Keenan.
He said to me, "Hi, I'm the new
Probie." He knew Father Judge
well and it was a big task to step
into this position. He has quickly
won the hearts of many as he is
kind, giving and extremely sincere.
I was at the funeral of the mother
of a Ground Zero rescue worker in
Brookyln. In walked Father Keenan
out of the blue and delivered a beautiful
euology and then sang a touching prayer.
This rescue worker had lost his mother
right in the middle of watching the 9-11
special on CBS at a special room at Ground
Zero. When Father Keenan heard of this, he
found out where the funeral was and showed up.
That's who Father Keenan is. And one day, when
I was feeling down after watching a recovery,
Father Keenan said, "Gary, two bullets went into
the World Trade Center, but only love came out.
Remember that." This portrait I shot of Father
Chris is under the giant cross that Frank Silecchia
found in the rubble on Day 3. The beam fell from
the 67th floor, formed in a crucifix, and landed upright in the rubble.