I bring the sad news that on October 14 at 14.15 pm after a short illness, Father Leo Elders s.v.d. passed away in the house of the Dutch provincialate of his religious congregation, the Society of the Divine Word of which he was a member for almost 75 years. His funeral will take place on Saturday October 19 at 14.30 h at the chapel of the SVD provincialate in Teteringen (Netherlands). There he will also be buried.
Please join me in prayer for his soul. May Our Blessed Lady guide Father Elders, a faithful disciple of St. Thomas and a tireless worker for the Kingdom of God, to the reward he so richly deserves.