As Father Provincial remarked Fr Michael would be over the moon seeing that his death was an opportunity for people to come together to worship the Lord Jesus. Even in his final years, when he was very frail, he didn’t excuse himself from joining a prayer group on regular basis. In his simple but powerful way he kept witnessing his commitment to the Lord. As some people who remembered him from various parishes mentioned he was known for his commitment to visit families. Very systematically and persistently he walked his way through streets to encounter people Catholics and non-Catholics and to remind them of Christ.
I believe that Fr Michael will be as busy in heaven interceding for us as he was during his time of an active ministry and prayerful retirement.