Friday, February 26, 2010


Dear Friends and Alumni:

It is with deep sorrow and utter shock that we announce to you the passing away of our beloved Seminary Confessor and Spiritual Father, FR. ANGEL S. ANTONIO, S.J. at 12:55 pm today at Maria Reyna Hospital in CDOC. The accident that he had two days ago, apparently missing a step or two at the Admin entrace as he was heading for mass and hitting his head on the pavement, proved too much for him. We still cannot believe he is no longer with us, but we are slowly trying to accept it as part of God's overall plan for him. He is now waked in the Seminary Chapel with wake masses celebrated every night (starting tonight) at 8:00. We cannot announce details of funeral yet, so please standby for further notices.

Fr. Angel was an "angel" in every way to all who have known him. Everyone will remember his utter simplicity, availability, love for life, obedience, fatherliness and humility. In this Year of Priests, perhaps it has deigned God to take Him back to Himself to let people see an example of a holy, simple, and dedicated priest like St. John Vianney, both of whose hearts were configured to that of the Good Shepherd. Farewell, Fr. Tony (as we fondly called him)! We will miss your smile and your laughter, your gentle and consoling presence. Pray for us, too! May you rest in the loving arms of the Blessed Trinity who is to be praised forever and ever. Amen.

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