Father Michael Jordan, 65, a priest with the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity in Robstown, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene Monday in an accident on I-37 South in Atascosa County according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident which occurred around 9:30 PM at mile marker 91 involved the white Saturn driven by Father Jordan and an 18-wheeler. Rev. Edward Roche, 52, a passenger in Father Jordan’s vehicle was found injured at the scene clutching a rosary in his hand. Father Roche was taken to University Hospital, San Antonio, where he is in stable condition awaiting surgery.
Traffic was shut down on IH-37 for three hours.
According to the official news blog of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), Father Jordan was always in good cheer and showed unfailing kindness. He had a tendency to be late because he would stop to listen to anyone who had his ear. Father Mike was noted for his indefatigable pro-life work, and his continuous care of the sick and elderly priests and clergy. His untimely death coincides with the SOLT Regional Assembly, July 10-16, which would have been the twenty-ninth anniversary of Father Mike’s ordination to the sacred priesthood. For more information on SOLT please visit www.societyofourlady.net.