Jean-Pierre Sibien, R.I.P.

Father Patrick Bataille, Provincial Delegate of the sector of France,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Jean-Pierre Sibien

on Saturday the 25th March 2017 at Bry-sur-Marne (France)
at the age of 89 years, of which 60 years of missionary life
in Brurundi, in Zaïre (DRC) and in France.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

Milestones of Father Jean-Pierre Sibien’s life

Jean-Pierre Sibien was born on the 29th August 1927 at Paris XVII, in the Diocese of Paris. He began his Spiritual formation on the 26th September 1952 at Maison-Carrée (Algeria), took his Missionary Oath on the 26th June 1956 in Thibar (Tunisia) and was ordained to the priesthood in Carthage (Tunisia).


27/08/1957 Kasenyi (Burundi – Ngozi)
04/08/1958 Gitaramuka (BU)
18/04/1959 Kasenyi (BU)
16/08/1959 Junior Seminary Mureke (BU)
06/01/1963 Muhanga then Busiga (BU)
10/05/1966 Karusi (BU)
18/01/1969 Long Retreat (Villa Cavaletti – IT)
19/09/1969 Ass. Parish Priest at Giteranyi (BU – Muyinga)
17/05/1970 Ass. Parish Priest at Murehe (BU – Ngozi)
01/01/1974 Ass. Parish Priest and Teacher at Giheta (BU – Gitega)
27/09/1981 Session-retreat in Jerusalem (Israël – Palestine)
01/12/1981 Chancellor at Gitega (BU)
12/04/1985 Expelled from Burundi
01/01/1986 Local bursar at the Regional House in Bunia (Zaïre DRC)
06/01/1989 Ass. Parish Priest at Ijene (BU – Ngozi)
01/05/1990 Chaplain at Namurenza (BU – Ngozi)
29/07/1991 Chaplain at Mon. Rweza (BU – Ngozi)
01/09/1997 Sabbatical year with Focolari at Loppiano (Italie)
10/11/1997 Appointed to Tassy (France)
01/12/1998 Chaplain of Carmel at Aix-en-Provence (FR)
01/12/2000 Ministry in Toulouse (FR)
01/09/2005 Residence at Bry-sur-Marne (FR)
25/03/2017 Return to the Lord while at Bry-sur-Marne (FR)

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