Edgard Declercq, R.I.P.

Father Luc Putzeys, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Belgium,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Edgard Declercq

on Monday 20th March 2017 at Advondrust – Varsenare  (Belgium
at the age of 93 years of which 67 years of missionary life
in Congo et in Belgium.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

Milestones of Father Edgard Declercq’s life

Edgard Declercq was born on the 17th of February 1924 in Roeselare, in the Diocese of Brugge, in Belgium. He entered the Spiritual Year on the 22nd of September 1945 at Varsenare, went on with his studies in Heverlée where he took his Missionary Oath on the 21st of July 1949 and was ordained to the priesthood on the 8th of April 1950.

01/09/1950 Studies Canon Law (Rome)
01/09/1952 Professor at Heverlee (BE)
24/05/1958 Departure for Kasongo Parish (Zaïre S-E) 
05/09/1961 Mutesa Seminary (ZA SE)
01/09/1962 Superior of Kasongo (ZA SE)
11/07/1964 Rebellion, evacuated to Bukavu (ZA SE)
15/08/1964 Return to Kasongo (ZA SE)
18/09/1965 Long retreat at Villa Cavaletti
01/11/1965 Superior at Kasongo (ZA SE)
21/03/1967 Ass. Parish Priest at Mingana (ZA SE)
30/06/1969 Superior at Mingana (ZA SE)
15/05/1972 Re-opening of Kipaka (ZA SE) – Superior
01/10/1976 Ass. Parish Priest at Kampene (ZA SE)
26/09/1979 Session-retreat at Jérusalem (Israël-Palestine)
01/01/1981 Superior at Kampene (ZA SE)
10/09/1988 Ass. Parish Priest at Kibangula (ZA SE)
01/05/1989 Ass. then Parish Priest et Wamaza (ZA SE)
1990-1995 Several medical returns
01/10/1995 In charge of Maison St Paul in Bukavu (ZA SE)
04/03/1997 Ass. Parish Priest at Wamaza (ZA SE)
30/04/1999 Refugee at Bukavu (ZA SE)
15/09/1999 Session 70+ in Rome
03/11/1999 Résidence in Varsenare (BE)
20/03/2017 Return to the Father in Varsenare (BE)

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