Jan Knoops, R.I.P.

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

Jan Knoops

on Tuesday the 21st of March 2017
at the nursing house St Joseph at Munsterbilzen (Belgium)
at the age of 85 years, of which 59 years of missionary life
in Congo and in Belgium.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

Milestones of Father Jan Knoops’ life

Jan Knoops was born on the 20th October 1931 at Opglabbeek, in the Diocese of Hasselt, in Belgium. He started his Spiritual Year on the 7th of September 1953 in Varsenare, went on with his studies in Heverlée, where he took his Missionary Oath on the 6th of July 1957 and was ordained to the priesthood on the 6th of Avril 1958.

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26/03/1959 Ass. Parish Priest at Kabare (Congo)
01/01/1962 Ass. Parish Priest at Mwanda (CO – Bukavu)
01/01/1963 Ass. Parish Priest at Kabare (CO)
01/04/1964 Ass. Parish Priest at Katana (CO)
15/09/1965 Ass. Parish Priest at Kabare (CO)
01/09/1967 Réfugié à Mweso (CO – Goma)
01/09/1968 Ass. Parish Priest at Mbagira (CO – Bukavu)
14/02/1970 Grande retraîte at Villa Cavaletti
01/07/1970 Ass. Parish Priest and then superior at Ciherano (CO)
01/09/1976 Ass. Parish Priest at Murhesa (Zaïre)
29/09/1983 Session-retreat at Jérusalem (Israël – Palestine)
11/12/1987 Ass. Parish Priest – Fondation Mubumbano (ZA SE – Bukavu)
01/05/1998 Constructions Kalemie Christ-Roi (CO SE)
01/01/1999 Constructions Lubuye (CO SE – Kalemie)
01/11/1999 Constructions Kalemie Christ-Roi (CO SE)
23/11/2000 Ass. Parish Priest at Burhiba (CO SE)
10/09/2003 Session 70+ à Rome
01/01/2004 Ass. Parish Priest at Murhesa (CO SE)
10/05/2008 Constructions and ministry at Buthiba (CO SE – Bukavu)
01/11/2010 Ministry  at St Paul Bukavu (CO SE)
01/12/2015 Return to Belgium for treatment
21/03/2017 Return to the Father at Munsterbilzen

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