The “angel” priest who anointed the young woman suffering in a car crash, has come forward. The Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, says:

The Diocese of Jefferson City has identified the priest who assisted at the site of the Sunday morning, August 4, 2013 auto accident near Center, Mo. He is Rev. Patrick Dowling, a priest of the Jefferson City Diocese. Fr. Dowling was travelling Hwy 19 between Mass assignments that morning in northern and central Missouri.

Fr. Dowling said that he is pleased that he was able to help by performing his ministry and noted that that he was just one of many who responded to assist the victim at the accident. He and the Diocese wish to acknowledge and thank the first responders, medical team and law enforcement personnel for their efforts that morning in aid of the young woman injured in the accident.

It would have been lovely had it been a supernatural miracle, of course, but the truth is a testimony to the good God’s anointed servants can do in moments of crisis. Thanks be to God for all things!