SVD

09/04/2014 16:54
There are many other confreres who will have known Archbishop George Bernarding better, and for a longer time, than I knew him. These few words of appreciation are based on the time I knew him from 1970 to 1987. This is how I saw him. In common with other priests in the Hagen diocese I had my share...
09/04/2014 16:45
Gerardus Alfonsus Maria. Son of Gerard Bus and Alida Smal was born on March 2 1921 in the town of Bussum. September 14th he entered the minor seminary missionhouse of St. John the Baptist in Soesterberg in order to become missionary.  The fifth and sixth years he made in the SVD house at Uden....
09/04/2014 16:42
As told by Fr. Franco Zocca, SVD with some additions from Bp. Francesco Sarego. They called him Fr Frank here in PNG but his real name was Ferruccio, which in Italian means “little iron”. His name describes quite well his character. He was born in a small village near Udine in 1935, to a poor...
09/04/2014 16:33
Fr. Edward grew up the son of Felix Baur, a country doctor, and his wife Helen, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, He graduated from high school in East Troy and went through novitiate and junior college in Techny. He was one of the first five white seminarians to study theology with our Afro-American...
09/04/2014 16:31
A native of Ermland (now Warmia, Poland) and the son of a Franz and Franziska Seewald of Gonswen, Fr. August pur- C sued his studies in 1927, first in Mehlsack (Pieniezno) and sl later in Nysa. He was a novice at Budateteny, Hungary before H going to St. Gabriel for further studies. He served as a...
09/04/2014 16:27
Fr. Karl was born to Wilhelm and Emilie Strueber in Bilshausen, diocese b of Hildesheim. He began his studies in a 1926 in Bad Driburg and Steyl and was mustered into the army as a newly ordained priest. Released from captivity, b he spent some time in pastoral work in v Germany. In 1949 he joined...
09/04/2014 16:26
August's parents, Nikolaus Schwarz and Margaretha, were farmers and ran an inn in Felsberg, in the diocese of Trier. August began his studies in the St. Joseph's seminary for late vocations, in Geilenkirchen. The philosophical and theological studies followed in St. Augustin, where he was ordained...
09/04/2014 16:24
Fr. Henry Soellner was born July 7, 1922 in Hardeck, Germany. He entered the SVD novitiate in 1946 and after his ordination in 1952 he was appointed to PNG, where he arrived in 1954. He started his work in Kunjingini under the care of the experienced missionary Fr. Paul BLASIG. After 15 months, in...
09/04/2014 16:19
Fr. Elmer's parents, Alois and Loretta Kuenner, were from Festina, Iowa. He studied at East Troy and went on to Techny for his novitiate and the otlier required studies. A year after his ordination, he obtained his Master of Science degree in the teaching of physics and became a mathematics teacher...
09/04/2014 16:18
Fr. Anton, son of Martin and Anna Martinkova and a native of Stiavnik, Slovakia, entered the SVD seminary in that city in 1932. He went through novi­tiate and philosophy in Nitra and went on to Vienna for his theology. Ordained a priest in 1946 he passed through Rome and then to Australia, where he...
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