Father Floyd was spurred to act on behalf of the poor by his deep faith. As we are instructed in the Gospels, he ministered to the needs of the sick and the hungry with deep respect. He once told me that God loves poor people in a special way; indeed He does, through the love of Father Floyd.
I most recently saw Father Floyd as St. Anthony’s served its 35 millionth meal in February of this year. That accomplishment was only possible because of the vision and labor of Father Floyd himself.
Father Floyd’s loss will be grieved by many in the city of St. Francis. Our community is blessed by his service, and my family and I are saddened by his passing.