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Category: in memoriam

Father Clement Jolly died December 16 in Morne Daniel, Dominica after a prolonged illness.

He was born on November 13, 1932 in St. Joseph, Dominica, and later emigrated to the United States. He was professed on December 31, 1956, and ordained a priest on February 22, 1962.

In 1970 he began studying dogmatic theology at the University of Rome and later [read more]


Brother Charles J. (David) Skarda, C.Ss.R., died November 7 at St. Alphonsus Villa in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He was 70.

Brother David made his profession on August 2, 1969, and served in ministry to the deaf for many years. In 1990 [read more]


Father James “Pablo” Burke, C.Ss.R., died November 4, at the St. John Neumann Residence (Stella Maris) in Timonium, Md., at age 88. Father Burke was born on June 16, 1929; professed on August 2, 1951; and [read more]


Sister Mary Anne (Dorothy) Reed, O.Ss.R., 91, a member of the Redemptoristine Nuns of Beacon, N.Y., died at Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton, Conn., on October 18, after a brief illness.

Sister Mary Anne joined the Redemptoristine Nuns in Toronto in 1947 as the [read more]


By Father Rodney Olive, C.Ss.R.
Father Charles Vermeulen, C.Ss.R., died in Dominica on December 4, at age 85. Although he was born in Belgium, he had served in the island nation for nearly 60 years. [read more]