This comes from the Anchoress. She has a great post on some of the most heroic priests of our age. Check out the link.
One of my favorites is Fr. Tim Vakoc. It was 2004 when he was traveling in Iraq as an army chaplain and was hit by a roadside bomb. He had severe injuries to his brain and lost an eye. Though he struggled to recuperate over the years, his injuries proved to be too much and he passed away in 2009.
He said this to his sister shortly after joining the military:
“The safest place for me to be is in the center of God’s will, and if that is in the line of fire, that is where I will be.”
Truly, he is a model for us all.