We got some bad news last week. Br Gerard Despathy, the Province Leader of the Our Lady of the Americas Province (covering United States, Canada, and the West Indies), died suddenly in New Mexico. Gerard was only 53 years old.
You can read his obituary notice from our Congregation Website here.
He was a great brother and had a great interest in promoting religious brotherhood in the States.
I take this opportunity to extend my sincere sympathies to his family and to the Brothers in the OLA Province.
Eternal rest grant to him O Lord. May he rest in peace.