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P. Siegfried Weigel, SVD †26.XII.2017 – Heideck (GER) 39 60 62 66 67RIP
P. Siegfried Weigel SVD
26.XII.2017

Photo Credit: Katholische Pfarrgemeinde Heiligste Dreifaltigkeit Altdorf b.Nürnberg

See Also: Siegfried Weigel SVD (1939–2017)

 

P. Josef Salmen, SVD †18.XII.2017 – St. Gabriel, Austria (ECP) 31 57 59 63 63RIP
P. Josef Salmen SVD
18.XII.2017

Photo Credit: Steyler Missionare

See Also: P. Josef Salmen SVD verstorben

 

RIP
P. George Pullukatt SVD
15.XII.2017

Re: Death Notification of Fr. Pullukatt, George, SVD from INE
From: Provincial INE
Date 2017-12-14 @ 19:25

Dear Confreres

We are sorry to inform you about the death of Fr. Pullukatt, George, SVD from India East Province (INE), Jharsuguda, India

This is the Notification of the death of Fr. Pullukatt, George, SVD

Pullukatt, George, Erumely, Kanjirapally, 3ind 35 55 57 63 63
Died at Janssen Bhavan, Jharsuguda

Fr. Pullukatt, George, SVD died on 15.12.2017 (today), at 7.15 a.m. due to old age at Janssen Bhavan, our retired home, Jharsuguda.

The Funeral date and time will be informed later.

Heartfelt Condolences to all. May he rest in Peace.

Fr. Luvis Ronald Pereira, SVD


Subject: Funeral Date and time of Fr. George Pullukatt, SVD
From: Provincial INE
Date: 2017-12-14 @ 21:50

Dear Confreres

Funeral Mass and Final rite for Fr. George Pullukatt, SVD will be on 16.12.201 (Tomorrow) at 2.30 pm at Shanti Bhavan,JSG. May God grant him eternal rest.

Fr. Luvis Ronald Pereira, SVD
Provincial Superior, INE

 

RIP
F. Reinhold <Aloisius> Drieß SVD
22.XI.2017

See Also: Aloisius (Luigi) R. Drieß SVD (1931 – 2017)

FRA. LUIGI
31 50 52 58 **

Morto: 22.XI.2017 – St. Wendel (GER)

Nato 14 agosto 1931 in Germania, vicino alla frontiera con la Francia

Tutta la formazione a St Wendel, Germania.

Entrato a St. Wendel come candidato/postulante per diventare fratello Verbita, all’età di 15 anni, nel novembre 1946.

Noviziato 1950-52, St. Wendel. Primi voti: 8 settembre 1952 a St Wendel, continuazione della formazione professionale/artigianale

Ancora nei voti temporali, fu mandato a Roma nel 1955, quando P. Grosse-Kappenberg era superiore generale, per lavorare come cuoco nel Collegio. Era presente a Roma quando si costruivano le due ale del Collegio (dove ci sono la cucina e il refettorio e gli archivi adesso)

Nel 1958 tornò a St. Wendel per la preparazione ai voti perpetui che emise il 8 settembre 1958 a St. Wendel. Dopo i voti perpetui, nel 1958, fu destinato a Monaco, in Baviera, per due anni, dove in quel tempo cominciava l’anno pastorale e la costruzione della casa per questo anno pastorale. Fra Luigi faceva parte dell’inizio di questa iniziativa.

In quel tempo Fra Luigi si presentò per un primo destino missionario. Nel 1960 ricevette il destino per Nemi, dove il superiore generale P. Schütte aveva appena comprato la proprietà e iniziato la costruzione della casa per il Terziato, Fra Luigi era presente agli inizi del programma di rinnovamento, il Terziato.

Nel 1983 fu trasferito da Nemi al Collegio del Verbo Divino a Roma. E da quel tempo è sempre stato nel Collegio. Complessivamente Fra Luigi ha trascorso 56 anni a Roma e a Nemi. Nessuno dei confratelli a Roma adesso ha trascorso un tempo cosi lungo a Roma.

  • 1955 – 1958: Roma (Collegio del Verbo Divino)
  • 1960 – 1983: Nemi
  • 1983 – 2013: Roma (Collegio del Verbo Divino)
  • 2013 – 2017: St. Wendel (GER)

L'eterno riposo dona a lui, o Signore,
e splenda a lui la luce perpetua.
Riposi in pace. Amen.

 

P. Donald Murrin, SVD 27.X.2017 – Houston, Texas (USS) 33 50 52 58 60RIP
P. Donald Murrin SVD
27.X.2017

Photo Credit: Arkansas Catholic

 

RIP - P. Yohanes Damianus Mukese, SVD †26.X.2017 – Ende (IDE) 50 72 74 80 81RIP
P. Yohanes Damianus Mukese SVD
26.X.2017

See Also:
In Memoriam Pater Dami Mukese SVD
RIP Pastor John Dami Mukese SVD

 

RIP - P. Benito Maurutto, SVD †15.X.2017 – Varone (ITA) 37 54 56 62 63RIP
P. Benito Maurutto SVD
15.X.2017

Photo Credit: Comunità di Ledro - Cassa Rurale di Ledro
See Also: Decesso di Padre Benito Maurutto

 

RIP P. József Werner  SVD †03.X.2017RIP
P. József Werner SVD
03.X.2017

Photo Credit: Isteni Ige Társasága
See Also: Elhunyt Werner József atya

 

RIP - P. Edilberto Orpilla, SVD †02.X.2017 – Cainta, Rizal (PHC) 62 87 88 93 93RIP
P. Edilberto Orpilla SVD
02.X.2017

Photo Credit: Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD

 

RIP - P. Valdir Piatti, SVD †01.X.2017 – Juiz de Fora - MG (BRN)RIP
P. Valdir Piatti SVD
01.X.2017

Photo Credit: Paróquia do Verbo Divino

 

F. Lucas (1) <Augustine> Minj, SVD †23.IX.2017 – Jharsuguda (INE) 31 55 57 63 **RIP
F. Lucas (1) <Augustine> Minj SVD
23.IX.2017

Photo SVD - India 1992

Subject Death Notice of Br. Augustine Minj, SVD from INE province
From Provincial INE
Date 2017-09-22 @ 20:44

Dear Confreres

We are sorry to inform you about the death of Br. Minj, Lucas, Augustine from India East Province (INE), Jharsuguda, India

This is the Notification of the death of Br. Minj, Lucas, Augustine , SVD

Minj, Lucas (1), < Augustine>, Koronga, Rourkela, 3ind 31 55 57 63 **
Died at St. Mary’s Hospital, Jharsuguda

Br. Augustine Minj was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Jharsuguda, on 15 May 2017 due to ill health. He was diagnosed with multiple organ failures. Since May 15, 2017 he was hospitalized and was given best of medical care and assistance at St. Mary’s Hospital, Jharsuguda. In the initial days of his hospitalization he showed gradual improvement in his health and was responding well, later on his health deteriorated gradually. Though he had severe pain he never complained. He was called to eternal rest on 23.09 2017 at 2.10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Hospital, Jharsuguda

The funeral service will be on 24.09.2017 at 10.30 a.m. at Provincial House, Shanti Bhavan, Jharsuguda, Odisha

Heartfelt Condolences to all. May he rest in Peace.

Fr. Luvis Ronald Pereira, SVD
Provincial Superior, INE

--
Shanti Bhavan
Mother Teresa Road
Cox Colony, P.B. No. 03
P.O./Dt. Jharsuguda
Odisha - 768 201 - India.
Website: www.svdindia.org

 

P. Vincent Burke, SVD 21.IX.2017 – Techny (USC) 33 51 53 59 61RIP
P. Vincent Burke SVD
21.IX.2017

Photo Credit: SVD USC
See Also: Father Vincent Burke, 1933-2017

 

F. Ángel Egurza, SVD †17.IX.2017 – Estella, Navarra (ESP) 32 53 55 61 **RIP
F. Ángel Egurza SVD
17.IX.2017

Photo SVD - Nemi 10.10.2010

 

RIP - P. João Milczevski, SVD †13.IX.2017RIP
P. João Milczevski SVD
13.IX.2017

Photo Credit: Congregação do Verbo Divino - Província Brasil Sul

See Also: Faleceu o Pe. João Milczevski

 

P. Herminio Ricafort SVDRIP
P. Herminio Ricafort SVD
03.IX.2017

Photo Credit: Divine Word College of Calapan - September 03, 2017

 

Fra. Otto Schreiber, SVD †25.VIII.2017RIP
F. Otto Schreiber SVD
25.VIII.2017

Photo Credit: Steyler Missionare - Berufung und Verheißung

See Also: Br. Otto Schreiber SVD verstorben

 

P. Hilário Canal SVDRIP
P. Hilário Canal SVD
18.VIII.2017

See Also:
Aos 81 anos, padre Hilário morre em Juiz de Fora
Nota de falecimento: Padre Hilário Canal, SVD

 

P. Andreas Außerlechner, SVDRIP
P. Andreas Außerlechner SVD
30.VII.2017

Photo Credit - Steyler Missionare

See Also: P. Andreas Außerlechner SVD verstorben

 

P. Augustine Kanjamala svdRIP
P. Augustine Kanjamala SVD
04.VII.2017

Photo Credit - Institute of Indian Culture - Mumbai

See Also:
Obituary - Rev Dr Augustine Kanjamala SVD (1939-2017)
Asia mourns Fr. Augustine Kanjamala, 'a holy man of God'

 

P. Thomas Vadackumkara, SVDRIP
P. Thomas Vadackumkara SVD
22.VI.2017

Photo SVD - Rome 27.IX.2002
See Also: Fr. Thomas Vadackumkara, SVD (1967-2017)

From Provincial INE
Date 2017-06-22 06:21

Dear Confreres

This is the Notification of the death of Fr. Vadackumkara, Thomas, SVD, from INE

Vadackumkara, Thomas
Kappimala, Thalassery, 3ind
68 90 91 95 96

We are very sorry to inform about the very demise of Fr. Vadackumkara Thomas, SVD, from INE Province. Fr. Thomas Vadackumkara had a massive heart attack while playing basket ball and fell in the court resulting head injury at 5.20 p.m. Immediately he was rushed to JMJ Hospital, Sambalpur. Doctors tried their best to revive him. But he expired at 5.50 p.m.  

The funeral service will be made known later.

Heartfelt Condolences to all. May he rest in Peace.

Fr. Luvis Ronald Pereira, SVD
Provincial Superior, INE


From Provincial INE
Date 2017-06-22 21:33

Funeral service of Fr. Thomas Vadackumkara, SVD


Dear Confreres,

The Funeral Mass for Fr. Thomas Vadackumkara, SVD will be on 25.06.2017 (Sunday) at 2.00 pm at St. Arnold's Catholic Church, Jharsuguda. He will be buried at Shanti Bhavan, Jharsuguda.

Heartfelt condolences to all. May God grant him eternal peace.

Yours in the Divine Word

Fr. Luvis Ronald Pereira, SVD
Provincial Superior, INE

 

P. Antonio Braczek SVDRIP
P. Antonio Braczek SVD
20.VI.2017

Photo Credit - Dom Misyjny św. Józefa
See Also:
O. Antoni Brączek
 ▪ Śp. o. Antoni Brączek SVD
R.P. ANTONIO JUAN BRACZEK, S.V.D. (Q.E.P.D.)

 

Bro. Xavier Edman SVDRIP
F. Xavier Eshman SVD
18.VI.2017

Photo Credit: SVD USC
See Also: Brother Xavier Eshman, 1937-2017


Rest In Peace
Brother Xavier Eshman SVD
11/27/1937 – † 06/18/2017

From Provincial USC

IIt is with great sadness that we inform you that Brother Xavier Eshman SVD died peacefully at Divine Word Residence, Techny, IL on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

He had battled cancer for the past year and came to Techny about a month ago for hospice care.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced on Monday.


Vivat Deus Unus et Trinus in Cordibus Nostris
Pie in Domino defunctus est

18.06.2017 - Techny (USC)
Fra. Xavier Eshman SVD
37 60 62 68 **

Brother Xavier Eshman SVD passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Techny, IL. He was born on November 27, 1937 in Dayton, Ohio.

Brother Xavier served as a missionary in the United States, Argentina and Paraguay.

  • Prior to joining the Society of the Divine Word, he graduated from the Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and a minor in education.
  • As a postulant and young Brother he worked on the dairy farm at Techny and taught science and math in the Brother Candidate High School. He did the same at Conesus and Girard in the late-1960s.
  • In 1970 he went to Argentina where he taught classes and did administrative work in the College of St. Joseph, School of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine.
  • He returned to the United States in 2010 after forty years as a missionary in Argentina and Paraguay and was assigned to Bordentown.
  • He was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and came to the Divine Word Residence at Techny for advanced medical and hospice care shortly before he died.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
at Divine Word Residence

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 3 p.m.

  • Viewing 5:15 p.m.
  • Office of the Dead 7 p.m.
  • Wake service (Refreshments to follow)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • 10 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection
  • Burial Service after Mass at St. Mary Cemetery, Techny
  • 12 Noon Luncheon

Michael Hutchins
Vice Provincial & Techny Rector

 

F. Patrick ogan SVDRIP
F. Patrick Hogan SVD
05.VI.2017

Photo Credit: SVD USC
See Also: Brother Patrick Hogan, 1936-2017

From Provincial USC
Date 2017-06-05 @ 09:35

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Brother Patrick Hogan, SVD.


Brother Patrick Hogan SVD passed away peacefully Monday morning at 10:17 a.m., June 5, 2017 at Techny, IL. He was born on August 2, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Brother Pat served as a missionary in China and the United States

  • In 1963, he re-established the operation of the Society of the Divine Word’s Fu Jen University in Taipei, Taiwan, nearly 15 years after it had been closed by the Chinese Communists in Peking (Beijing).
  • He became fluent in both spoken and written Chinese, and was a teacher and administrator at the university until 1973.
  • In 1975 shortly after the fall of Saigon, Brother Pat was instrumental in connecting the Vietnamese refugees with the Chicago Province. This has resulted in 75 ordinations and several Brothers professing perpetual vows.
  • From 1975 – 1983 he taught linguistics, Chinese and Asian studies at Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa.
  • He returned to Fu Jen University from 1983-1999 completing a total of 25 years there.
  • From 1999-2004 he was the Director of Divine Word International, the conference and retreat center at Techny, Illinois.
  • He went to Bordentown, New Jersey, in 2004, and served as rector, vice-rector and council member.
  • Stricken with cancer, he came to the Divine Word Residence at Techny in 2015 for medical care.

Requiescat in Pace


From Provincial USC
Date 2017-06-06 @ 07:25

Rest In Peace
Brother Patrick Hogan, SVD
08/02/1936 – 06/05/2017

Brother Patrick Hogan's funeral arrangement

Wednesday, June 14

  • 10:00 am Viewing
    Divine Word Residence Chapel
  • 11:30 am Office of the dead
    Divine Word Residence Chapel
  • 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Visitation
    The Holy Spirit Chapel, Techny Towers
  • 7:00 pm Wake service
    The Holy Spirit Chapel, Techny Towers

Refreshments in the lower level of Techny Towers after the wake service.

Thursday, June 15

  • 9:30 am Funeral Mass
    The Holy Spirit Chapel, Techny Towers
  • Burial
    St. Mary Cemetery at Techny after Mass
  • 11:00 noon Brunch – Techny Towers.

Overnight accommodations: SVDs who wish to stay overnight at Techny should contact the Residence in advance at 847-412-1100 to make a reservation.


2017/08/15 @ 15:18:28

Buongiorno!

Ho conosciuto e sono stato amico con Bro. Pat Hogan, che ebbi la benedizione di incontrare a Taipei, dove conobbi anche tutti gli altri membri SVD di FuJen Univ., tutti confratelli eccezionali, ricordo fra gli altri Fr. Ed Vargo e fr. Dennis Callan (the menace) e fratel Norbert. La triste notizia della sua morte mi ha raggiunto solo ieri qui a Fatima. Vorrei esprimere le mie condoglianze e la mia simpatia per la scomparsa di una così cara squisita persona umana e cristiana. Gli sono molto debitore, a cominciare dai tempi dei miei study al Language Center di FU REN University e poi più recentemente quando ci siamo rivisti per un paio di settimane in Bordentown, NJ, prima della fatale malattia.

Devo la mia vita a Pat! Il Signore lo abbia in gloria.

Grato, di fare pervenire al vs Rev Superiore Generale questo mio piccolo ringraziamento.

Saluto fraternamente in Cristo e invoco ogni benedizione sulla vs Congregazione per l'intercessione della Madonna del Rosario di Fatima.

2017-08-19 @ 08:48

Pat sia sempre benedetto! Mi scrisse che offriva sofferenza e dolore della sua malattia per il mio ritorno al ministero sacerdotale attivo ... e così sono tornato al ministero sacerdotale che avevo lasciato da molti anni. 

L'offerta di Pat, ha trovato grazia presso Dio.

 Gilberto M. Orioli

 

P. Patrick Dillon svdRIP
P. Patrick Dillon SVD
31.V.2017

Photo Credit - Diocese de Jaboticabal - Pascom

See Also:
▪ Padre irlandês morre após ser atropelado por moto na zona sul de SP
▪ Pe. Patrício Dillon, SVD

 

Fr. Thomas Huges SVD †15.V.2017RIP
P. Thomas Hughes SVD
15.V.2017

Photo SVD - Undated

See Also:
▪ Comunicamos o falecimento do Pe. Tomaz Hughes, svd
▪ Com pesar nos despedimos do Pe. Thomas Hughes
▪ Adeus ao Pe.Tomaz Hughes, svd

 

P. F. Schobesberger svd +11.V.2017RIP
P. Fritz Schobesberger SVD
11.V.2017

 

Photo Credit: Steyler Missionare - Berufung und Verheißung

 

P. Raineldo Ramírez SVDRIP
P. Raineldo Ramírez SVD
28.IV.2017

Photo Credit: Raineldo Ramirez - Facebook

 

RIP P. Sagayaraj Antonysamy SVD †28.IV.2017RIP
P. Sagayaraj Antonysamy SVD
28.IV.2017

Photo Credit: Sagayaraj Antonysamy - Facebook

 

F. Henry Miller svdRIP
F. Henry Miller SVD
27.IV.2017

Photo Credit: USC

A Great Measure of Humility
Brother Henry Miller

Brother Henry Miller SVD has given a lifetime of cheerful and diligent service to the great work of Christ, preaching his good news to people who had not yet heard it. When Brother Roger first went to Ghana in 1948, it was shortly after World War II., he endured attacks from scorpions in mission and snake bites on various occasions. On one occasion, he explains the horror he underwent, "one never knew what to expect next. I met an eight foot black cobra which was stretched across my foot after evening prayer when it was night time. I had no light. The snake struck and hit my trouser." On one occasion he had a local leave for two weeks and made arrangements for a Brother to pick him up from the station. It was fourteen miles off the main road, and the Brother never showed up. He started to walk from 5pm without a torchlight depending on the moonlight reaching the mission destination for his vacation after six hours. Later he called the Brother who was to pick him only to apologize that he was tired and fell asleep. It takes a great measure of humility to accept that. Brother Miller was born in 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland on the third of January. He was raised in an orphanage run by Franciscan sisters from the age of two.

Source: Mr. Augustin Sande - SVD Brothers - Newsletter - March 2013

 

P. Jaime Hernández SVDRIP
P. Jaime Hernández SVD
01.IV.2017

 

Photo Credit: Parroquia de San Juan Bautista, San Juan Chapultepec, Oaxaca

 

RIP - Fr. A. Kerketta SVDRIP
P. Augustus Kerketta SVD
22.III.2017

Subject Death Notification of Fr. Augustus Kerketta, SVD, from INE
From Provincial INE
Date 2017-03-21 @ 20:55
Photo SVD - India 1992

Dear Confreres

We are sorry to inform you about the death of Fr. Kerketta, Augustus, SVD from India East Province (INE), Jharsuguda, India

This is the Notification of the death of Fr. Kerketta, Augustus, SVD

Kerketta, Augustus, Lakraberna, Rourkela, 3ind 41 65 67 73 75

We are very sorry to inform about the demise of Fr. Kerketta Augustus, SVD, from INE Province. Fr. Augustus was suffering from Colon Cancer, was taken to Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai for treatment. He was brought back to Jharsuguda on 11.03.2017 and was admitted at St. Mary's Hospital, Jharsuguda for Palliative Care. Yesterday night (21.03.2017), he developed breathing trouble and was put on oxygen. He breathed his last today (22.03.2017) morning at 5. 45. a.m.

The funeral service will be on 23.03.2017 at 10.00 a.m. at Provincial House, Shanti Bhavan, Jharsuguda, Odisha

Heartfelt Condolences to all. May he rest in Peace.

Fr. Luvis Ronald Pereira, SVD
Provincial Superior, INE

--
Shanti Bhavan
Mother Teresa Road
Cox Colony, P.B. No. 03
P.O./Dt. Jharsuguda
Odisha - 768 201 - India.

 

P. KrettekRIP
P. Józef Krettek SVD
06.III.2017

Photo Credit: Parafia św. Jerzego w Sławikowie

See Also: Śp. o. Józef Krettek SVD

 

P. M. MandinRIP
P. Martin Mandin SVD
14.II.2017

Photo Credit: Philippine Central Province - Manila Pastoral District - 2004

 

F. J. hellemonsRIP
F. Jan Hellemons SVD
13.II.2017

Photo Credit: Weekblad Voor Deurne

 

P. Dori svdRIP
P. Henricus Dori SVD
03.II.2017

Photo SVD - Nemi 26.07.2005

 

E. RavalRIP
E. Caesar Raval SVD
30.I.2017

Photo SVD - Undated

 

P. Lopatta svdRIP
P. Jorge Lopatta SVD
24.I.2017

See Also:
Zum Gedenken an Pater Georg Lopatta
Rvdo. Padre Jorge Lopatta (Q.E.P.D.)
Śp. o. Jerzy Lopatta SVD

 

P. Betan Igo SVDRIP
P. Norbertus Betan Igo SVD
21.I.2017

Photo SVD - Nemi 19.05.2004

 

RIP
F. Charles Simon MacCarthy SVD
19.I.2017

F. MacCarthy SVD

Source: Divine Word Missionaries - Ghana Province

 

P. Zimolong SVDRIP
P. Johannes Zimolong SVD
17.I.2017

Photo Credit: Steyler Missionare - 30.09.2012

See Also:
P. Jan Zimolong SVD verstorben
Śp. o. Jan Zimolong SVD (1932-2017)

 

Br. P. OdenRIP
F. Paul Oden SVD
13.I.2017

Photo Credit: Freundeskreis Straßenkinder Chile

See Also:
▪ Misa de acción de gracias por el Hno. Pablo Oden SVD en CVD
▪ 3 testimonios sobre la vida del hermano Pablo Oden

 

Petrus Pedo NeoRIP
P. Petrus Pedo Neo SVD
10.I.2017

Photo SVD - Indonesia, Ruteng, 1993

 

Fr. V. NoronhaRIP
P. Victor Noronha SVD
02.I.2017

Photo SVD - Nemi 07.10.2011

See Also:
Francistown - St. James Parish
Fr. Victor Noronha, svd - R.I.P.