Remembering the September 11 victim who died praying for others.

Father Michael Duffy

On September 11, 2001, Father Mychal Judge, beloved chaplain to the New York City Fire Department, was killed during the attack on the World Trade Center while offering spiritual support.

His friend and homilist, Father Michael Duffy, came to StoryCorps to remember Father Mychal — his endearing mannerisms, his constant positivity, and, above all, his profound impact on everyone he knew.

Listen to Father Duffy’s original StoryCorps interview.

This story is a part of the September 11 Initiative, which was launched in partnership with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in 2005. The goal of the project is to record at least one story commemorating each life lost during the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center Bombing. Watch and listen to more stories from this Initiative here.

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