Saturday, September 04, 2010

May Father Felix Vandebroek Rest in Peace

Thanks for EJ Resinto, one of our seminarians for sharing this sad news:

A beloved catholic priest who's spent more than 50 years in Hawaii has died.
Father Felix Vandebroek was found dead this morning at the Sacred Hearts Center in Kaneohe, after returning to Hawaii from a trip to Belgium where he's originally from.

Vandebroek moved to Hawaii in 1956, and has served in parishes on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and the Big Island.

Most recently, he was the pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Kalaupapa on Molokai.

He served that role for the past three years, working with people with hansen’s disease, just as fellow Belgian Saint Damien had done before.

Father Vandebroek was 83-years-old.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


sharon said...

Father Felix was such a wonderful human being. Full of kindness and understanding. He was flawless...scakauai

Esther G. said...

Sharon, sounds like you knew him personally. I'm sorry for your loss.