Bernard Baudon, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Emmanuel Lengaigne, Provincial Delegate of the sector of France,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Bernard Baudon

on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 at Pau-Billère (France)
at the age of 85 years, of which 56 years of missionary life
in Burundi, Tanzania and France.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Germán Arconada del Valle, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Jesús Zubiría O., Provincial Delegate of the sector of Spain,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Germán Arconada del Valle

on Sunday October 18th, 2020 at Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid (Spain)
at the age of 83 years, of which 58 years of missionary life
in Burundi, Tanzania and Spain.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Gérard Bouchard, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Réal Doucet, Provincial of the Americas,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Gérard Bouchard

on Friday October 16th, 2020 at the CHSLD Argyle in Sherbrooke (Canada)
at the age of 89 years, of which 61 years of missionary life
in Tanzania and Canada.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Josef Beck, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Rudi Pint, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Germany,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Josef Beck

on Thursday October15th, 2020 at Hechingen (Germany)
at the age of 90 years, of which 62 years of missionary life
in Mali and Germany.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Charles Mayaud, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Emmanuel Lengaigne, Provincial Delegate of the sector of France,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Charles Mayaud

on Friday October 9th, 2020 at Pau-Billère (France)
at the age of 92 years, of which 68 years of missionary life
in Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Lebanon and France.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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José V. Sotillo Blasco, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Jesús Zubiría O., Provincial Delegate of the sector of Spain,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

José Vicente Sotillo Blasco

on Tuesday October 6th, 2020 at the Hospital of Vithas in Madrid (Spain)
at the age of 84 years, of which 58 years of missionary life
in Mozambique, DR Congo, Tanzania, Switzerland, Ireland and Spain.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Joachim Lieberich, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Rudi Pint, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Germany,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Joachim Lieberich

on Sunday October 4th, 2020 at the Hospice of Bad Dürkheim (Germany)
at the age of 76 years, of which 49 years of missionary life
in Tanzania, Mozambique and Germany.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Reinhard Hohmann, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Rudi Pint, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Germany,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Reinhard Hohmann

on Wednesday September 30th, 2020 at Trier (Germany)
at the age of 83 years, of which 58 years of missionary life
in Malawi and Germany.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Robert Nicolas, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Emmanuel Lengaigne, Provincial Delegate of the sector of France,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Robert Nicolas

on Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at Pau-Bllère (France)
at the age of 91 years, of which 67 of mission years of missionary life
in Mali and in France.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

Milestones in the life of Father Robert Nicolas

Born in Paris XVI
on 26/11/1928
Spiritual YearMissionary OathPriesthood ordination
in the diocese of Bayonne25/09/194929/06/195318/04/1954
 Nationality: French  Maison-Carrée (Algérie)Thibar (Tunisia)Carthage (Tunisia)
9/10/1954VicaireKakoulou, Diocèse KayesMali
21/5/1956 SagabariMali
21/9/1963Grande RetraiteVilla CavallettiItalia
29/1/1969VicaireKassama, Diocèse KayesMali
1/1/1982VicaireSagabari, Diocèse KayesMali
30/4/2000Aumônier ReligieusesSagabari,D.KayesMali
1/12/2002VicaireSagabariMali
1/6/2010Nommé PEP (PE 07/10) France
1/7/2010AccueilParis,FriantFrance
26/9/2013RésidenceBillère,Villa P.B.France
1/1/2014RésidenceBillère,M. LavigerieFrance
20/9/2020Retour auprès du PèreBillère,M. LavigerieFrance

In Memoriam Gotthard Rosner

In Memoriam Gotthard Rosner

Every now and then, there is a little controversy about the photo of an elderly confrere who died. Should we publish a recent photograph, which reflects the physical appearence of the confrere  during the last years, or should we post an older picture, which will be acknowledged by the people he worked with when he was in Africa ? Father Gotthard died on the second of September. He was a formator for many years and a superior general for 6 years. Many younger confreres have known him… with a beard, which he let go for the last few years. 

Here are various pictures of him at different moments of his life. I also posted those pictures on the page announcing Fr. Rosner’s death.