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Farewell with God, dear Father Joseph

23 august 2013

Father Joseph, former international chaplain, passed away on August 22, the day when the Catholic Church celebrates the Queenship of Mary and the Coptics the Assumption...

I am very sorry and at the same time very glad that on August 22, at about 10 O'clock, Father Joseph left us here in this world and went very peacefully to the house of our loving Father!
He was a great man: great in his tenderness ans his humble friendship. I am sure that he has not left us! I feel his kind and tender friendship all around me today!

The funeral will be on Wesnesday 28 at 2H30 p.m. After the Mass there will be a coffee with al his priest-brothers, family and friends. After the coffee everybody will join the coffin of Father Joseph, to bring him to Vught (Netherlands) to the cemetery of his congregation.

United in prayer for such a gentle man ! How good to have known him. Praise God for such a faithful servant.
I personally learnt everything from him in Faith and Light!
Warmest greetings to all who are sad because of the loss of our dearest friend Father Joseph!
         Hetty Gommans, Provincial coordinator "Heart of Europa"

Here, the prayer Father Joseph was saying everyday, in trust but also with some anxiety. It is very beautiful and I invite you to say it in communion with him: he certainly knows that this great love was waiting for him and he could throw himself into it like a child throws himself in the arms of his father.
A great Love is waiting for me
        Ghislain du Chéné, International coordinator

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