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P. B. Beru SVDRIP
P. Bernardus Beru SVD
22.XII.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi 29.IX.2007

  

P. PaschalRIP
P. Paschal LoBianco SVD
19.XII.2016

Photo Credit: Divine Word Missionaries USC - Facebook

See also: Father Paschal LoBianco, 1921-2016

  

F. AL Félix svdRIP
F. Alcides Leopoldo Félix SVD
18.XII.2016

Photo SVD: Nemi 10.X.2010
See Also: Faleceu o verbita irmão Alcides Leopoldo Félix

  

P. MichaelRIP
P. Peter Michael SVD
15.XII.2016

Photo Credit:  Fr. Felmar Fiel, SVD - 06.XII.2014

Fr. Peter Michael, SVD was born in Schiefbahn, Aachen in Germany on October 1, 1912. His parents, Heinrich Heintges and Elizabeth Orth, had 5 children, two of whom became SVD missionaries, one to China and another (Peter) first to the U.S. and eventually to the Philippines.

He started his formation in the SVD Minor Seminary at St. Joseph, Geilenkirchen at the age of 14, staying there for six years before he underwent two years of novitiate, first at St. Augustine in Germany and then at Marienburg in Switzerland where he started to do philosophy. He made his first vows in 1936 and continued philosophy at St. Gabriel’s in Austria. On October 1, 1937 he arrived by boat in the USA, where he pursued his theological studies. He pronounced his perpetual vows in 1939 and was ordained priest in 1940. He taught Greek, German and Religion at Epworth in 1941-42 and in Techny in 1942-44. In 1944 he was assigned prefect of the Juniorate while continuing to teach Latin, Greek and American History. He became an American citizen in 1947. Ten years later, in 1957, his request for transfer to the Philippines bore fruit.

He initially stayed at St. Paul’s College in Tacloban before he got permanently assigned at the Christ the King Mission Seminary (CKMS) in Quezon City in 1958. He practically stayed at this assignment for the rest of his missionary life, except for a 10-year period when he helped the Northern Mission, as a professor at the Mary Help of Christians Archdiocesan Seminary in Binmaley, Pangasinan (1971-76) and as the Chaplain of the Adoration Convent while a resident of the Divine Word Retreat House in Baguio City (1977-81). He resumed his work at CKMS in 1981, as the chaplain at the Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (1981-1990), the Associate Director of the Arnold Janssen Secretariat (1990-97), and always as a confessor and teacher of Latin and Religion to the SVD seminarians.

Fr. Peter Michael was greatly instrumental in spreading the devotion to St. Arnold Janssen in the country, having produced a number of popular books and other materials, including several spiritual works of his own. A person of spiritual depth and humility, the well-loved priest who was an indefatigable professor, confessor, hospital chaplain, and spiritual writer, retired at the Villa Cristo Rey in 2007, where he stayed until the Lord took him at 12:30 a.m. of December 15, 2016, practically the oldest confrere globally at 104 years old. Her love for Our Lady, whom he had always wanted to meet, must have made his transition to the next life a personally joyful occasion for him which became his mission for the rest of his missionary years. He died at 12:30 a.m. of December 15, 2016, the oldest confrere at 104 years old. At CKMS he did several missions: spiritual director of the brothers, chaplain of the pink sisters, teacher of Latin and Religion, also, Assistant Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Parish in Kamuning, QC (1969-70).

  

P. ManningRIP
P. Michael Manning SVD
14.XII.2016

Photo Credit: Wordnet Productions

See Also:
Obituary of Fr. Mike Manning, SVD

  

MB Gilmore SVDRIP
P. Michael Brian Gilmore SVD
23.XI.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 27.X.1970

  

P. Augustinus WathuRIP
P. Augustinus Wathu SVD
07.XI.2016

Photo SVD - Ruteng, 1986

  

P. Charles Schneider SVDRIP
P. Charles Schneider SVD
06.XI.2016

Photo Credit: Divine Word Missionaries USC - Facebook

See Also: Father Charles Schneider, 1919-2016

 

RIP
F. Aloisius <Wenceslaus> Muran Sili SVD
01.XI.2016

Photo Credit: Larantuka Lebao

 

RIP
P. Lawrence Hambach SVD
28.X.2016

Photo Credit: Katolik News - Berita Katolik Idonesia

See Also:
▪ Pater Lawrence Hambach Meninggal Dunia
▪ RIP, Pater Lawrence Joseph Hambach SVD wafat

 

RIP
P. Hilarius Gudi SVD
12.X.2016

Photo SVD - Indonesia, Ruteng, 1992

 

RIP
P. Eloy Bartolomé SVD
11.X.2016

Photo Credit: Sociedad del Verbo Divino España - 2011

 

RIP
P. Ľudovít Jankeje SVD
08.X.2016

Photo Credit: Spoločnosť Božieho Slova

See Also: Zomrel páter Ľudovít Jankeje SVD

  

RIP - F. Jan Vernooij SVD †06.X.2016RIP
F. Jan Vernooij SVD
06.X.2016

Photo Credit: SVD ROND Januari - svd-neb

 

RIP
P. Patrisius Meko SVD
25.IX.2016

Photo SVD - Undated

 

RIP
F. James Mullen SVD
05.IX.2016

Photo Credit: Divine Word Missionaries USC - Facebook

See Also: Brother James Mullen, 1936-2016

 

RIP
P. Gerard Claassens SVD
30.VIII.2016

Photo Credit: De Nieuwsbode Bunnik

See Also:
In memoriam Gerard Claassens S.V.D.
Pastor Gerard Claassens overleden

 

RIP
P. David Antona SVD
27.VIII.2016

See Also: Hasta luego querido David

Photo Credit: General Visitations ESP - Fr. Arlindo Dias SVD

 

RIP
P. Paulus Ngganggung SVD
26.VIII.2016

Photo SVD - Undated

 

RIP
P. August Langenkamp SVD
23.VIII.2016

Photo Credit: Divine Word Missionaries USC - Facebook

See Also: Father August Langenkamp, 1929-2016

 

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P. Donald Ehr SVD
19.VIII.2016

Photo Credit: Divine Word Missionaries USC - Facebook

See Also: Father Donald Ehr, 1928-2016

 

RIP
P. Gregorius Jehanus SVD
17.VIII.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi 29.IX.2005
See Also: RIP Pater Gregorius Jehanus: Misionaris yang Serba Bisa

 

RIP
E. Raphael Cheenath SVD
14.VIII.2016

Ep. 1974 - Aep. 1985 - Em. 2011
Photo SVD - Rome 15.X.2010

See Also: Archbishop Raphael Cheenath passes away

 

RIP
P. Agustinus Anunut Salain SVD
30.VII.2016

Photo SVD - Rome 12.IX.2006

From: Rettore Collegio del Verbo Divino  - Roma, ITALIA
Date: July 30, 2016 @ 4:34PM

Cari confratelli e sorelle,

Ho appena ricevuto dal Provinciale della Germania la triste notizia della morte del nostro confratello P. Agustinus Anunut Salain, SVD, membro della comunità del Collegio Verbo Divino, avvenuta in un ospedale a Bonn, Germania.

Siamo profondamente rattristati da questa inaspettata notizia. Preghiamo per il suo riposo nell'abbraccio del Padre.

Nico Espinosa, SVD


Brief Biodata of the Late Fr. Agustinus Anunut, SVD

The Late Fr. Agustinus Anunut, SVD is born on September 27, 1975 in Kefamenanu-lnbate Village.

The great desire to become a priest has always been as his plan at first. So he decided to go to minor seminary of Lalian Atambua since then. After that he proceeded to go and choosing to become an SVD by entering the Novitiate program in KUWU-Ruteng back then.

In the 1997 He pronounced his first vows in the Society of the Divine Word in Ledalero-Maumere.

After going for Philosophical studies in Ledalero then taking up his pastoral regency in UNIKA-Kupang, then in 2004 he made his perpetual vows in Ledalero-Maumere Flores.

On year later in 2005 he is ordained as SVD Priest and has his first mission assignment in Italy Province. Within 2 years back then, he decided to go back to his home province/country Indonesia-Timor then serving his own flock. Last before he is sent for further study, he was assigned as Socius novice master in St. Joseph Novitiate Community-Nenuk, Timor-Indonesia.

Since last year 2015, he was sent for further study in Roma, taking up Pastoral Apostolate in Family Life. When things has started, without knowing that this would be the end of his life. We got the unexpected news about his health conditions while taking up his language course in summer in Germany. He got sick and early morning (Indonesia time) of July 31, 2016, came news that would be the final story life of the Late Fr. Agustinus Anunut, SVD has died at the age of 41 years old. The story of the human being is ending with death. Fr. Agustinus Anunut, SVD is a very nice person, very accommodating and welcoming person.

Thank you for the gift of brotherhood that we had shared together since then. May you rest at Peace in the Kingdom of God.

From your brothers; IDT Confrefre's.


From: Rettore Collegio del Verbo Divino  - Roma, ITALIA
Date: August 02, 2016 @ 8:16AM

Avviso - Funerale di P. Agustinus Anunut Salain, svd

Cari confratelli,

P. Martin Üffing, Superiore Provinciale della Provincia di GER, ci informa che il funerale del nostro confratello defunto, P. AGUSTINUS ANUNUT SALAIN, si terrà giovedì, 4 agosto 2016 alle 14.30 a St. Augustin. La nostra comunità sarà rappresentata dagli studenti del Collegio Verbo Divino che si trovano adesso nella suddetta comunità ed anche da me come rettore del CVD.

Vi informo inoltre che la comunità del Collegio Verbo Divino celebrerà la messa per il defunto Agustinus lo stesso giorno, cioè giovedì, 4 agosto 2016 alle ore 18.00. La messa sarà organizzata dai nostri confratelli indonesiani e presieduta dal Vescovo Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, svd. La messa si terrà alla sera di giovedì per facilitare la presenza di alcuni indonesiani religiosi, religiose e laici indonesiani.

Quindi l’orario per giovedì, 4 agosto 2016 sarà:

  • Alla mattina: lodi private
  • 18.00: Messa per il defunto Agustinus.

Buona giornata a tutti voi!

Nico Espinosa, SVD

See Also: Pater Agustinus Anunut Salain SVD (1975–2016)

 

RIP
P. Patrick Fincutter SVD
19.VII.2016

See Also: Father Patrick Fincutter, 1928-2016a

 

RIP
P. Milan Šeliga SVD
12.VII.2016

Photo Credit: Slovakia Magnificat
See Also: Zomrel otec Milan Šeliga

 

RIP
F. Ivo dos Santos Fiuza SVD
02.VII.2016

Photo Credit: JUPIC SVD BRC

 

RIP
P. Tarcisius Djuang Udjan SVD
01.VII.2016

Photo SVD - Rome 14.X.2003

 

RIP
F. Maurice <James> Djadoo SVD
29.VI.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi 18.XI.2006

See Also: Br. James, Rest In Peace

 

RIP
P. Dieter Eduard Skweres SVD
26.VI.2016

Photo Credit: Togo Bénin Web Log

See Also:
RIP. P. Dieter Edouard Skweres
† P. Dieter Eduard Skweres, SVD
Témoignage du P. Hugo Teves sur la vie du P. Dieter Skweres

† P. Dieter Eduard Skweres, SVD :: Avis diocésain

 

RIP
P. Benedykt Barkowski SVD
10.VI.2016

Photo Credit: Dom Misyjny Księży Werbistów w Górnej Grupie

See Also: Śp. o. Benedykt Barkowski SVD

 

RIP
P. Bartley Schmitz SVD
06.VI.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 09.V.1970

 

RIP
F. Wilhelm Quaing SVD
22.V.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 16.II.2011

See Also: Steyler Missionare - Bruder Wilhelm Quaing SVD (1932 – 2016)

 

RIP
P. Bonaventura Kasugai Naokichi SVD
20.V.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 22.X.1969

 

RIP
P. Anthony Clark SVD
18.V.2016

Photo Credit: Catholic Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee

See Also:
Our Pastor Fr. Anthony Clark S.V.D
Father Anthony Clark, 1944-2016

 

RIP
P. Rogelio Alasan SVD
17.V.2016

Photo Credit: Google+

 

RIP
P. Paul Stegemann SVD
13.V.2016

Photo SVD - Undated

See Also: Steyler Missionare - P. Paul Stegemann SVD (1925 -2016)

 

RIP
P. José Alfredo Chávez SVD
07.V.2016

Photo Credit: El Verbita - Boletín de la Región CAM - Marzo 2009

 

RIP
P. Marek Antoni Wójcik SVD
02.V.2016

See Also: Śp. o. Marek Wójcik SVD

 

RIP
P. Peter Hills SVD
02.V.2016

Photo Credit: Erzdiözese Wien

See Also: ▪ RIP Pastor Peter Hills SVD di RS Sint Carolus Jakarta
Steyler Missionare - Pater Peter Hills SVD

 

RIP
E. Hilarius Moa Nurak SVD
29.IV.2016

Photo SVD - Rome 23.II.2010

See Also:
RIP Msgr. Hilarius Moa Nurak SVD

Msgr. Hilarius Moa Nurak SVD in Memoriam

 

RIP
P. Józef Bestwina SVD
20.IV.2016

Photo Credit: Dom Misyjny Księży Werbistów w Górnej Grupie
See Also: Zmarł o. Józef Bestwina SVD

 

RIP
P. Petrus Nong SVD
14.IV.2016

Photo Credit: Blog Maksi Masan - Mengenang Pater Pit Nong, SVD

 

RIP
P. Jan Weijs SVD
12.IV.2016

Photo SVD - Rome, Italy, 06.XII.1969

See Also: In Memoriam pater Jan Weijs SVD

 

RIP
P. Ludwig Lehmeier SVD
04.IV.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi, 1988
See Also: Pater Ludwig Lehmeier SVD (1927 – 2016)

 

RIP
P. Domenico Cremasco SVD
29.III.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 22.X.1969

See Also: Funeral Mass and Burial Service for Fr. Domenico Cremasco SVD, 4 April 2016

 

RIP
P. Antoon Verschuur SVD
27.III.2016

Photo SVD - Undated

See Also: In Memoriam Pater Antoon Verschuur SVD

 

RIP
P. Joseph Dias SVD
26.III.2016

From Provincial INE
Date 2016-03-26 @ 18:48

Dear Confreres

We are very sorry to inform about the sudden demise of Fr. Joseph Dias, SVD, from INE Province. Fr. Joseph Dias developed sudden convulsions in the afternoon. He was rushed to Burla Hospital, Sambalpur, Odisha. He got admitted in the ICU. He suffered cardiac arrest. Doctors tried to revive him. But he succumbed to it on 26.III.2016 at 3.00 pm.

The funeral service will be on 31.III.2016 (Thursday) at 2.00 pm at Provincial House, Shanti Bhavan, Jharsuguda, Odisha

Heartfelt Condolences to all. May he rest in Peace.

Fr. Luvis Ronald Pereira, SVD
Provincial, INE

Photo SVD - India 1992
See Also: Fr. Joseph Dias, SVD (1958-2016)

 

RIP
P. Louis Glassée SVD
18.III.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 17.V.1968

See Also: Pater Louis Glassée SVD

 

RIP
F. Maurice Taylor SVD
13.III.2016

See Also: RIP Br Maurice Taylor SVD, teacher, administrator, man of prayer

From: Provincial Admin AUS
Date: 2016-03-13 @ 16:45

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Brother Maurice Taylor SVD. Maurice’s health had been deteriorating over the past months. He has been very frail for some time now.

Maurice was admitted to the Royal North Shore Hospital on Saturday morning, 12th March with extremely low blood pressure and low body temperature.

His condition that night was considered to be stable but he was going to stay in the hospital for a few days for observation.

Br Maurice passed away quietly and at peace on Sunday morning, 13th March 2016. On Saturday afternoon Maurice talked about being at peace. This is a great comfort to those of us who love him dearly.

I ask you to please remember Maurice and his grieving family, friends and confreres in your prayers. May he rest in peace.

Br Maurice will be farewelled from A.J. Chapel, 199 Epping Rd, Marsfield at 11.00am on Friday, 18th March, 2016. Following the Requiem Mass the cortege will move to Macquarie Park Cemetery.

Yours in Divine Word

Henry Adler
AUS Provincial

Divine Word Missionaries
199 Epping Road Marsfield NSW 2122
Locked Bag 3
Epping NSW 1710
www.divineword.org.au

From: John Prior
Date: 2016-03-13 @ 21:16
Henry,
Thanks for the note on Maurice's death. I had seen the short note on the svdcuria site before lectures this morning, but it was good to receive more detail.
All my memories of Maurice are positive. He was a fine, interesting, and thoughtful confrere.
John
From: Philip Gibbs
Date: 2016-03-13 @ 17:19
A wonderful man. May he rest in peace. Philip Gibbs
From: Joseph Tan
Date: 2016-03-14 @ 00:54
May god bless him, rest in peace.
the time is fly, and we will meet one day, i believe.
pray to each other.
Your little brother Joseph Leitao Tan
From: Douglas Young
Date: 2016-03-14 @ 01:15
Sorry to hear it. the passing of a real Aussie gentleman. RIP Doug

 

RIP
P. Julio Barbieto SVD
16.II.2016

Photo SVD - PHN
See Also: Fr. Julio Barbieto, SVD 1922-2016

 

RIP
F. Paulus <Gottlieb> Schmid SVD
14.II.2016

Photo SVD - Rome 18.IV.1998

See Also: Bruder Gottlieb Schmid SVD (1923–2016)

 

RIP
P. Bernard Fisher SVD
13.II.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 21.IX.1971

See Also: Father Bernard Fisher, 1918-2016

 

RIP
F. Joseph <Bernardus> Dorade SVD
05.II.2016

Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 02.X.1973

 

RIP
P. Johannes Lorse SVD
07.I.2016

Photo Credit: Aachener Zeitung
See Also: Pater Johannes Lorse SVD, 1932–2016

 

RIP
P. Antoon van Bijnen SVD
06.I.2016

Photo Credit: Gezelschap van het Goddelijk Woord - NEB