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P. Mihály Gréger, SVD

Photo: Fr. Mihály Gréger SVD
Budapest, Hungary, - 28.X.2006

See Also: In Memoriam P. Gréger Mihály Árpád


P. Henrikus Rua, SVD


Archbishop John Bukovsky, SVD

tec arcibiskup Mons. Ján Bukovský SVD zomrel 18. decembra 2010 v komunite verbistov v Techny, Illinois, USA o 7:00 miestneho času (14:00 SEČ).

Svätú omšu za dušu zosnulého bude celebrovať kardinál Chicaga Mons. Francis George v stredu o 3:30 miestneho času (22:30 SEČ).

Telo zosnulého arcibiskupa bude podľa jeho priania prevezené na Slovensko.

Read on... Zomrel arcibiskup Ján Bukovský

*** Condoglianze ***
Nunziatura Apostolica
nella Federazione Russa

From: "Provincial USC"
Date: Sat, December 18, 2010 11:56 am

Dear Confreres,

t is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Archbishop John Bukovsky on Saturday December 18, 2010. John died this morning at about 7:00 am. In accordance with his wishes, after our celebrations here at Techny, John's body will be transported to Slovakia for burial. The arrangements here at Techny are as follows:

*Wednesday, December 22, 2010:*

Abp J. Bukovsky SVD
Rome, Italy 05.X.2003

  • 10.00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. Viewing at the Divine Word Residence Chapel
  • 11.45 a.m. Office of the dead
  • 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. Visitation at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Techny Towers.
  • 3.30 p.m. Memorial Mass.
    • Presider: His Eminence Francis Cardinal George
    • Homilist: Rev. Joe Connolly SVD
  • Dinner follows at Techny Towers.

Kindly let me know (at provincial@uscsvd.org) if you plan on being at the Memorial Mass, so we have a good idea of how many people to plan for.

May John rest in peace!

Mark Weber, SVD
USC Provincial

See Also: Archbishop John Bukovsky, 1924-2010 - Vatican's first ambassador to post-Communist Romania is remembered


From: "Provincial USC"
Date: Sun, December 12, 2010 1:44 pm

Bishop Raymond Kalisz, SVD

Bp. Raymond Kalisz SVD
Rome, Italy, 02.II.1981

Dear Confreres,

ishop Ray Kalisz passed away this afternoon, Sunday December 12, 2010. Ray’s heart stopped about 3pm at Evanston Hospital, in the presence of his nephew and his nephew’s wife. Ray had developed some complications following his heart surgery last week, and had taken a turn for the worse.

Arrangements are pending.

May Ray now rest in peace!

Mark Weber, SVD

See Also: Bishop Raymond Kalisz, 1927-2010 - Missionary bishop of Papua New Guinea leaves a legacy


Padre Witold Dzimitrowicz, SVD

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P. Michele Lapsansky, SVD

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P. Rufino Ganuza, SVD

Photo: Fr. Rufino Ganuza SVD
Nemi, Italy, 31.III.1971


P. Gerbrand Kramer, SVD

Photo: Fr. Gerbrand Kramer SVD - 1964


P. Stephen Ernest, SVD

Photo: Santa Rosa, California, USA. 18.XI.2005
First left: Fr. Stephen Ernest


P. Brian Byrne, SVD

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P. Alberto Figueras, SVD


P. Józef Malek, SVD

Photo: P. Józef Malek SVD
Poland 22.V.2008


P. George Artis, SVD

See Also: Fr. George Artis, 1931-2010 - Missionary known as the "High Priest of Soul" dies at Techny


P. Julián Fernández de Gaceo, SVD

Photo: Fra. Julián Fernández de Gaceo, SVD
Rome, Italy, 11.II.1960


Bro. Mario Falcón, SVD
Nemi, Italy, 28.I.1970

From: "Comunidad svd HOGAR SAN JAVIER"
Date: Wed, September 1, 2010 2:41 am

Hno. Mario Falcón, SVD

oy, 01/09/2010, a la 1,00 hs (a.m.) de la madrugada falleció en el Hogar San Javier de Rafael Calzada (ARS) el Hermano MARIO FALCÓN a los 75 años de edad. El Eucaristía Exequial será estamisma tarde, 01/09/2010, a las 17,00 hs. seguido del entierro en nuestro cementerio privado de la Congregación.

¡Que descanse en paz!

(ver reseña adjunta)


Padre Boleslaw Cisz, SVD

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訃報:ブレシ神父様  †  Fr. Francis Bures, SVD

以前、新潟教会でも活躍された神言会のフランシス・ブレシ神父様(Fr. Francis Bures, SVD)が、今朝方、名古屋において亡くなられたという連絡が、神言会日本管区からありました。神父様はこの数年間、前立腺がんと闘っておられたということです。83歳でした。

通夜は8月19日午後6時より、葬儀は8月20日午前10時より、名古屋の南山教会で執り行われるということです。神父様の永遠の安息のために、どうぞお祈りください。 R.I.P.

here is a report from the SVD Province Center that Fr. Francis Bures, SVD, who formerly worked in the Niigata Diocese, died this morning. Fr. Bures has been battling with prostate cancer for the past several years. He was 83 years old.

The wake will be held at 6 pm on 19 Aug, and the funeral at 10 am on 20 Aug, both at Nanzan Church in Nagoya. Let us pray for Fr. Bures' eternal rest.

Source: 司教の日記 - 新潟司教の毎日の活動か

See Also: Fr. Francis Bures, 1927-2010 - School founder, leader in Catholic communications dies in Japan


From: "Provincial USC"
Date: Tue, August 10, 2010 12:27 pm

Fr. Anthony Hemphill, SVD

t is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Fr. Anthony Hemphill, SVD (Techny) who died peacefully in his sleep around 10:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9. Below are the wake and funeral arrangements.

*Wake and the funeral service for Anthony Hemphill SVD*.

Thursday, August 12, 2010: *WAKE SERVICE AT THE DWR*

  • 4. 00 p.m to 5.15 pm viewing in the Chapel
  • 5. 15 p.m. Office of the Dead
  • 7. 00 p.m Wake
  • *Refreshments *

Friday, August 13, 2010: *FUNERAL MASS AT THE DWR CHAPEL*

  • 10.30 a.m. Mass
  • 12.00 p.m. Luncheon at the DW Residence.

See Also: Fr. Anthony Hemphill, 1931-2010 - Divine Word Missionary, Appalachian pioneer passes away at Techny


From: "Comunidad svd HOGAR SAN JAVIER"
Date: Fri, August 6, 2010 5:26 pm

P. Ladislao Sarley, SVD

l en día de la Transfiguración del Señor, el buen Padre Dios llamó al descanso en el Reino Eterno a nuestro veterano: Padre Ladislao Sarley, falleció a las 20,50 hs. del día 6/8/2010 en el HOGAR SAN JAVIER de Rafael Calzada (ARS), a los 95 años de edad. La Eucaristía pascual, de cuerpo presente, tendremos mañana, sábado 7/8/2010, a las 16,30 horas; luego será el entierro en el cementerio privado de la Congregación en Rafael Calzada.

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From: "Provincial USC"
Date: Tue, July 27, 2010 7:05 am

R.I.P. Fr. Kenneth Feehan, SVD

Dear Confreres,

ur confrere Ken Feehan died last night, July 26th, at 5:15pm at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boston. Ken had been quietly struggling with cancer for some time, and was hospitalized last week as his condition got worse.

Fr. Kenneth Feehan, SVD
Rome, Italy, 04.XI.1966

Funeral arrangements have been made in the Boston area:

WAKE: Thursday, July 29 - 5-8 p.m.
St. Joseph's Church
100 Washington Street
Woburn, Ma.

FUNERAL: Friday, July 30 - 10:00 a.m.
St. Joseph's Church
100 Washington Street
Woburn, Ma.

Rectory phone # 781-938-0473

Funeral and burial arrangements at Techny are still pending. We’ll email the arrangements when they have been finalized.

May Ken rest in peace!


ather Feehan arrived in the Territory of Papua New Guinea in the early sixties and was first assigned to then Diocese of Madang. With his Educational Degrees Father Ken was asked by the Bishop to establish one of the first high schools in Province in the Bogia District. Around 1966 the Provincial of the Society of the Divine Word asked Father Feehan to take over the construction and establishment of the Catholic High School in Madang, now Divine Word University. He served as Headmaster of the School until his assignment to the Wewak Diocese around 1980. He eventually became the Business Manager of that Diocese until his return to the States around 2000.

Father Ken was an ardent supporter of the youth of PNG. The students from Catholic High School were made up of not just students from that Province but of several other Provinces assuring the use of English as a common language and thus preparing students for higher studies following graduation. Father Ken has passed from the scene but his efforts remain and are there for all to see today.

Stephen R. Pardy, SVD
San Bernardino, CA

See Also: Fr. Kenneth Feehan, 1931-2010 - Missionary, educator who worked with New Guinean youths dies in Boston



Chúng tôi thành kính báo tin cùng quí Đức Cha, quí Đức Ông, quí cha, quí tu sĩ Nam Nữ, quí Cộng Đồng, Cộng Đoàn Dân Chúa, quí Hội Đoàn, quí cụ, quí ông bà, cùng quí thân bằng quyến thuộc và quí bạn hữu xa gần là con, cháu, anh của chúng tôi

Linh mục Phao-lô Maria LÊ ANH VỮNG, SVD

Sinh ngày 10 tháng 5 năm 1950 tại Đồng Lâm, Vĩnh Linh, Việt Nam
Được Chúa gọi về ngày 7 tháng 6 năm 2010 lúc 1 giờ 40 sáng tại Dòng Ngôi Lời, Riverside, California, USA
Hưởng Dương 60 tuổi

Dòng Ngôi Lời và Tang Gia Đồng Khấp Báo

Cáo phó này thay thiệp tang

  • Bố: Ông cố Lê Văn Mậu (USA)
    Em gái: Lê Thị Dịu và chồng Nguyễn Văn Thinh (USA)
    Em trai: Lê Văn Đô (USA)
    Cậu: Chu Văn Cư và mợ, các em, các cháu (VN)
    : Chu Thị Hoanh, các em, các cháu (USA)
    : Chu Thị Oánh, chồng và các con (VN)
    Cậu: Chu Văn Cờ và mợ, em, cháu (VN)

Chương Trình Cầu Nguyện – Phát Tang – An Táng

Linh cữu được quàn tại
Dòng Ngôi Lời - 11316 Cypress Ave
Riverside, CA 92505

Thứ Năm, 10/06/2010 tại Dòng Ngôi Lời
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Viếng xác/Cầu nguyện
7:00 pm Thánh Lễ - Nghi Thức Phát Tang

Thứ Sáu, 11/06/2010 tại Dòng Ngôi Lời
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Viếng xác/Cầu nguyện
8:30 pm Thánh Lễ

Thứ Bảy, 12/06/2010 tại St. Matthew Church
9:00 am Viếng xác
St. Matthew Church
2140 W. Ontario Ave
Corona, CA 92882

Sau Thánh Lễ An Táng Quan tài sẽ được di chuyển đến an táng tại
Nghĩa trang Pierce Brothers-Crestlawn mortuary
11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92505


From: "Comunidad svd HOGAR SAN JAVIER"
Date: Wed, April 21, 2010 5:22 am

P. Santiago Gebhardt, SVD

oy, 21 de abril de 2010, a las 8,00 hs. falleció en el Hogar San Javier de Rafael Calzada (ARS) el Padre SANTIAGO GEBHARDT a los 93 años de edad.

Mañana, jueves 22/4/2010, a las 9,00 hs. tendremos la Eucaristía con el cuerpo presente y posteriormente el entierro en nuestro cementerio privado en Rafael Calzada.

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From: "Provincial USC"
Date: Thu, April 15, 2010 7:05 am

Brother Thomas Joseph, SVD

Dear Confreres,

Brother Thomas Joseph
Nemi, 02.X.1973

ur beloved confrere Brother Thomas Joseph died this morning in his room at Techny. He had been knocking on heaven’s door for several weeks, and passed away very peacefully this morning. I’m sure he greeted Jesus with his usual “hello my brother”!

Arrangements are pending.

Please keep Thomas’ many friends and family in your prayers. May he rest in peace!


From: "Provincial USC"
Date: Thu, April 15, 2010 9:16 am

n order for the many family and friends of Bro. Joseph to come together, the Wake and Funeral will be held at Techny Towers next week as follows:

  • Friday, April 23
    • 6:00 p.m. - Viewing
    • 7:00 p.m. - Wake - Reception following in main Techny Towers Dinning Room
  • Saturday, April 24
    • 10:30 a.m. - Viewing
    • 12:00 p.m. - Funeral
      Immediately following
      • Burial - Techny Cemetary,
      • Lunch - Techny Towers Dinning Room

See Also: Brother Herman (Thomas) Joseph, 1930-2010 - Tailor for God, example for urban youth dies at age 80


Mons. Miguel Cinches, SVD


Fr. Ferenc Mészáros, SVD


Brother James Wilkins, SVD

Photo: Brother James Wilkins
Nemi, April 1987


Fr. Lajos Bellér, SVD

Photo: Fr. Lajos Bellér
Nemi, Italy, 21.IX.1971


Fr. Francis Mansfield, SVD

Photo: Fr. Francis Mansfield - 1994


P. Wendelin Kaufman, SVD

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Photo: P. Wendelin Kaufman
Rome, 28.VI.2002


P. Ferruccio Zuccolo, SVD

Photo: P. Ferruccio Zuccolo
Rome 15.X.2005