Some terribly sad news, from Michael Sherwin, OP:
I just received the following note from Fr. Benoît-Dominique de La Soujeole, prior of the Albertinum:
"Fr. Pinckaers left us this evening at 2 AM to go receive the recompense of faithful servants. We were able to keep vigil at his side without interruption beginning Sunday afternoon, when his situation became grave."
Fr. de La Soujeole had taken him to the Cantonal Hospital on the Friday before Holy Week, because Fr. Pinckaers was looking more tired than usual. On Tuesday of Holy Week, he suffered an intestinal hematoma (internal bleeding). On Easter Sunday he suffered a heart attack, and had another one on Saturday, April 4th. Throughout it all, Fr. Pinckaers maintained his good humor and a spirit of confidence in the Lord.
This is a sad day for us, but a happy day for Servais.
P. Michael Sherwin, o.p