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Archive | June, 2015

30 years involvement in the Philippines

Thirty years ago, the Bethlehem Mission Society at the invitation of Bishop Francico Claver SJ, sent the first lay-missionaries to the Diocese of Malaybalay, Mindanao in the southern Philippines. In 1992 Father Martin Jäggi SMB joined them. When Bishop Claver took up the administration of his home diocese in the northern Philippines, he invited the […]

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Commending the work of Georg Schelbert

Dear Confreres of Fr. Georg, dear congregation of mourners, First of all I would like to express on behalf of the Faculty of Theology and the Rectorate of our university, the heartfelt condolences – also on behalf of the Dean, who cannot be present – not only the sympathy, but the gratitude for all that […]

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Farewell to Fr. Georg Schelbert

Georg Schelbert was born on November 2, 1922 in Kaltbrunn SG, Switzerland as the second child into a family with nine children. After the secondary school (Progymnasium) in Rebstein and the grammar school in Immensee, he entered the SMB novitiate at the Mission Seminar in Schöneck in 1941. As preparation for his future work in […]

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