P. Bernardus Beru SVD
Photo SVD - Nemi 29.IX.2007
P. Peter Michael SVD
Fr. Felmar Fiel, SVD - 06.XII.2014
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
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. Michael Brian Gilmore SVD
Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 27.X.1970
P. Augustinus Wathu SVD
Photo SVD - Ruteng, 1986
F. Aloisius <Wenceslaus> Muran Sili SVD
P. Hilarius Gudi SVD
Photo SVD - Indonesia, Ruteng, 1992
P. Patrisius Meko SVD
Photo SVD - Undated
P. David Antona SVD
Hasta luego querido David
Photo Credit: General Visitations ESP - Fr. Arlindo Dias
P. Paulus Ngganggung SVD
Photo SVD - Undated
P. Agustinus Anunut Salain SVD
Photo SVD - Rome 12.IX.2006
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
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
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
Pater Agustinus Anunut Salain SVD (1975–2016)
F. Ivo dos Santos Fiuza SVD
JUPIC SVD BRC
P. Tarcisius Djuang Udjan SVD
Photo SVD - Rome 14.X.2003
P. Bartley Schmitz SVD
Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 09.V.1970
P. Bonaventura Kasugai Naokichi SVD
Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 22.X.1969
P. Rogelio Alasan SVD
P. Joseph Dias SVD
From Provincial INE
Date 2016-03-26 @ 18:48
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
Photo SVD - India 1992
See Also: Fr. Joseph Dias, SVD
F. Maurice Taylor SVD
RIP Br Maurice Taylor SVD, teacher, administrator, man of prayer
From: Provincial Admin AUS
Date: 2016-03-13 @ 16:45
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
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
Divine Word Missionaries
199 Epping Road Marsfield NSW 2122
Locked Bag 3
Epping NSW 1710
From: John Prior
Date: 2016-03-13 @ 21:16
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.
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
F. Joseph <Bernardus> Dorade SVD
Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 02.X.1973