Father Bill

  • Paul Schlegel has lost count of the number of times he witnessed Poverello founder Father Bill Collins administer to men dying of HIV/AIDS in hospitals. But Schlegel has no problem remembering how Collins, who died on May 10, treated those men.

  • “Surrounded by death, Father Bill Collins embraces life. Confronted by anger, he preaches forgiveness.

    And faced with an ending inevitable from the very start, he encourages acceptance and faith and most of all, love.”

    From a Sun-Sentinel article about, December 11, 1994