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Remembering a Dear Friend

A picture of Father Armand wearing a colorful stola.
Father Armand M. Nigro, SJ, a former spiritual advisor to KNOM, passed away September 27, 2019.

Father Armand M. Nigro, SJ, a former spiritual advisor to KNOM, passed away September 27, 2019.

Business and Development Director, Lynette Schmidt, recalls: “Father Armand served as a priest for more than 75 years both in Alaska and later as a retreat leader in high demand all over the United States. Whenever we talked on the phone, he’d always greet me, asking, “How is God’s beautiful daughter?” It didn’t matter what was happening at work or home, time on the phone with Father Armand was like a visit at the feet of Jesus.

Father Armand’s palpable connection to God never wavered. He lived his entire life walking in the footsteps of Jesus.”

Image: Father Armand. KNOM Archives.

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