Ted Kennedy died surrounded by his whole family, including wife Vicki, his sons, and other relatives, who prayed around him. Rev. Patrick Tarrant of Our Lady of Victory Church, the Kennedy clan's Roman Catholic priest, told The Boston Channel that Kennedy "told his family that he was ready to go and that he wanted to go." Tarrant said he was called to Kennedy's bedside at 9 p.m. Tuesday after the senator "took a turn for the worse" and that Kennedy died around 11:30 p.m. "His whole family was praying. It was a wonderful experience for me. You don't see it very often," Tarrant said. The priest called faith the "secret" of Kennedy's power, but said it was a part of him that the world didn't see.