Mathieu Janssen, R.I.P.

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

Mathieu Janssen

on Sunday 5th August 2018 at Varsenare (Belgium)
at the age of 87 years, of which 62 years of missionary life
in DR Congo, Rwanda and Belgium.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Milestones in Father Mathieu Janssen’s life

Mathieu Janssen was born on 16 March 1931 in Opglabbeek in the Province of Limburg in Belgium. He entered the Novitiate (Spiritual Year) of the Missionaries of Africa on September 21, 1952 in Varsenare. He continued his theological studies at Eastview, Canada, where he took his missionary oath on June 16, 1956. He received priestly ordination on 21 April 1957 in Heverlee (Belgium).

01/09/1957 Service Militaire Belgique
01/05/1958 Nommé Kasongo Congo
21/10/1959 Prof.Petit Sémin. Mungombe Congo
25/08/1962 Supérieur Ngene, Diocèse Kasongo Congo
20/06/1964 Rébellion Muleliste Retour en Belgique
01/05/1965 Professeur Petit Séminaire Kabgayi Rwanda
01/09/1965 Supérieur Petit Séminaire Shabunda,Kasongo Zaïre
01/03/1969 Supérieur Ngene Zaïre
20/09/1969 Grande Retraite Villa Cavalletti Italie
30/06/1970 Supérieur Kalima Zaïre
01/03/1981 Session-Retraite Jérusalem Israël / Palestine
01/06/1982 Supérieur Lulingu Zaïre
01/08/1986 Dir.Centre Catéch. Kinkungwa,D.Kasongo Zaïre S.E.
18/02/1997 Evacué par Kinshasa Retour en Belgique
13/09/1997 Retour à Kinkungwa,D.Kasongo Congo S.E.
30/03/1999 Temps sabbatique Belgique
14/09/1999 Session MDT Jérusalem Israël / Palestine
30/08/2000 Fraternité Africaine Karibu Antwerpen,Keizerstr. Belgique
01/05/2001 Econome Genk Belgique
08/10/2001 Nommé (P.E.01/10) Belgique
11/06/2002 Comm.Africaine Antwerpen,Keizerstr. Belgique
07/09/2005 Session 70+ Roma Italie
01/10/2007 Résidence Antwerpen,Keizerstr. Belgique
11/03/2013 Résidence Varsenare, Avondrust Belgique
05/08/2018 Retour auprès du Père Varsenare, Avondrust Belgique

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