Roger Duvollet 1911 – 2016 (PE nr. 1078)

Roger was born on the 27th August 1911 at Vesoul in the east of France. He entered the Junior Seminary of Luxeuil in 1921 followed by studies at the Major Seminary of Besançon. He contacted the White Fathers in 1933 and in October of that year, he was admitted to the novitiate at Maison-Carée, Algiers. On the 1st October 1935, two days before the feast of St. Theresa of Lisieux, (then observed on the 3rd October), he took his Missionary Oath at Carthage. Continue reading “Roger Duvollet 1911 – 2016 (PE nr. 1078)”

Xavier Boinot 1918 – 2016 (PE nr. 1078)

Xavier was born on the 3rd December 1918 at Niort in the department of Deux-Sèvres, France. He was the tenth child in a family of eleven children. His family was deeply Christian and produced six priestly vocations. Two boys became Diocesan priests, one joined the Dominicans, and one joined the Benedictines while Xavier and his elder brother François joined the White Fathers. Continue reading “Xavier Boinot 1918 – 2016 (PE nr. 1078)”

Bernhard Hagen 1936 – 2016 (PE nr. 1077)

Coming back from this year’s visit to Ghana Bernhard didn’t feel well. He himself drove to the doctor in Rheine who diagnosed an acute heart problem. Bernhard was flown by helicopter to the heart clinic at Bad Rothenfelde. The same day he was operated on and received a triple bypass.
It went well but then he got a malaria attack with kidney and liver failure. The doctors put him into an artificial coma; and he never woke up. Continue reading “Bernhard Hagen 1936 – 2016 (PE nr. 1077)”

Jacques Dugas 1924 – 2016

To write an obituary of Jacques Dugas is to enter into an attractive life that was long, full of obstacles and fragilities but what a fruitful and beautiful life. Jacques was born in 1924 at St-Maurice-l’exil, near Vienne in the department of Isere, France. He came from a big family of unshakeable Christian beliefs. His godfather was his elder brother, Pierre who became a Marist priest. His sister, Marie, a religious sister in the Company of Mary, was a missionary in DR.Congo. Continue reading “Jacques Dugas 1924 – 2016”