Category: Death

Br Martin Thompson OFM Rest in Peace

By Paddy Noonan OFM – Franciscan Brother Martin Thompson died on September 29 in Ireland. He was born as George Thompson in Dublin on November 4, 1934, and after his education at Belvedere College,...

Peter Throp Rest In Peace

Catholic pro-life activist Peter Throp of Cape Town died at 73 on October 19, having lived to see his dream: the closure of Cape Town’s biggest abortion clinic, Marie Stopes in Bree Street. Mr...

Sr Regina Giwu OP Rest in Peace

Dominican Sister Regina Giwu of King William’s Town died on September 19 at 90. Born on August 14, 1929, and named Elizabeth, she was the second-last of the eight children of Pearce and Wilhelmina...

The Funeral Liturgy: Let Eulogies Be Heard

By Chris McDonnell – Liturgy is a cultured conversation, a public celebration, a relationship with each other and ourselves with God. We get used to the words and the pattern in which they are...

Father Pieter van Heeswijk Rest in Peace

Father Pieter van Heeswijk of Durban died on September 8 at 91. Petrus (Pieter) Johannes Josephus van Heeswijk was born on September 3, 1928, in the Netherlands. After his philosophical and theological studies, he...

Sr Mannes Fourie OP Rest in Peace

Dominican Sister Mannes Fourie died on July 30 at the age of 91. Born a twin on March 3, 1928, to Emma and Stephan Fourie, she was named Dorethea Wilhelmina. Emma died when Dorethea...