Verbum Caro Factum est

This Song says (in Latin)

Verbum Caro factum est. Habitavit in nobis | The Word became flesh & dwelt among us
Notum fecit Dominus, salutare suum | The Lord has made his salvation known
Prope invocavit me, Pater meus es tu | Near is He who calls me, You are my Father

Sung by the #Cathedral Singers, #Richard Proulx (RIP) director

#Msgr. Charles Pope

Where to get: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/verbum-caro/id490462428?i=490462662

A Faithful Priest: Msgr. Albert Pampillón

A Faithful Priest: Msgr. Albert Pampillón

Monsignor Albert Pampillón

A Faithful Priest: Msgr. Albert Pampillón

Monsignor Albert Pampillón, former Pro-Chancellor of Strathmore University and former Vicar of Opus Dei in East Africa passed away on Sunday 13th October in Pamplona, Spain after a long struggle with cancer, cheerfully and heroically borne.

He was born in 1952 in Spain and joined Opus Dei while studying Medicine in Madrid. He graduated as a medical doctor in 1975. Later he moved to Rome, Italy, where he pursued further studies obtaining a masters and a doctorate in Canon Law in 1978. He was ordained a priest later the same year.

In 1985 he moved to Kenya, where he became citizen and worked as a chaplain of Egerton University (Laikipia Campus), Kianda School, Kibondeni College, Strathmore Residence, Strathmore University and the Family Life Association of Kenya (FLACK). He carried out intense priestly work at Tigoni Study Centre and Jahazi Study Centre where he preached numerous retreats and taught Theology in various seminars.

In 2001 the Bishop Prelate of Opus Dei appointed him Regional Vicar of Kenya and in 2002 Blessed Pope John Paul II appointed him Chaplain to His Holiness.

He was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 and had to undergo several difficult operations. He worked as the Regional Vicar up to 2011 when his health began to fail.

He will be buried in Spain. There will be a requiem mass in Nairobi. Details will be announced soon.

He is remembered by all whom he touched spiritually. May his soul rest in peace.

#FaithfulPriest

#GreatCloudofWitnesses(Hebrews 12:1)

EWTN Global Catholic Television Network: EWTN Live – Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ – Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God – Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope

Memorable quotes:

06:33/56:32:

‘So now that I am Catholic, I want to restore the years the locusts have eaten with an Order of Sisters that will return the hemline to the floor and the habit to the world…I want to flood the world with habits…’

42:12/56:32:

‘ She is a Jewish Mother who would say to the whole world, ‘do I have a Son for you!’ She’s got a one track mind. She wants everyone to know her Son.’

43:47/56:32:

‘Mother Teresa used to say, ‘no Mary, no Jesus. Know Mary, Know Jesus.’ (paraphrasing).