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Farewell to Joseph Schmidlin †

Born: 1. 4. 1923. Ordination: 16. 4. 1952. Pastor of various communities in Japan: Matsuo (mines), Ichinoseki and Miyako: 1956-1963. Co-worker in the region of Iwateken: 1963-1967. Pastoral ministry in Morioka-Shake Liturgical publications, media work: 1968-2001. Return to the Mother House in Immensee: 2001-2015. Deceased on: 22. 9. 2015. “Where I live, it is most […]

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Farewell to Alex Stoffel †

Born: 1. 11. 1940. Ordination: 21. 6. 1970. Pastor and parish priest in Zimbabwe: 1974-1989. St. Anthony / Zaka: (1974-79). St. Paul & St.Luke / Gweru: (1980-87). Triangle: (1988-89). Promotion work at Immensee: 1989-1992. Team assignment in Mosambik: 1993-2006. Reconstruction of the parish Mossurize Parish priest of Ausserberg VS: 2007-2015. Deceased: 5. 9. 2015. “All […]

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Visitation in Africa

From Aug. 23 to 20 September 2015 the General Council visited the confreres in Africa. On the way Fr. Martin Jäggi and Norbert Spiegler visited John Bitterli in Tanzania, who works in a remote parish of this very poor country. The Superior General, Ernst Wildi, and Bro. Laurenz Schelbert visited the two confreres in Nairobi. […]

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Farewell to Hermann Stoffel †

Born: 30.1.1931. Ordination: 22.3.1959. Missionary in Southern Rhodesia/Zimbabwe St. Anthony/Zaka, pastor: 1961-1970. Later Head of the Mission Station. Matibi: Head of the Mission Station: 1971-1981. Loreto: Head of the Mission Station: 1982-1995. Matibi: Head of the Mission Station, later assisting priest: 1995-2011. Deceased: 1.8.2015. Herman grew up in the village of Visperterminen VS and attended […]

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Farewell to Fr. Karl Fässler †

Born: 28.5.1932. Ordained: 22.3.1959. Head of the Mission stations Holy Cross and St. Joseph: 1960–1967. Pastor of the Cathedral parish in Gweru, Dean: 1968–1980. Head of the Gokomere Mission: 1981–1986. Head of the Bondolfi Mission: 1987-1999. Parish priest in Triangle: 2000–2002. Mission House Bethlehem: pastor and a member of various choirs: 2002-2015. Deceased: 30.7.2015. Karl […]

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Our members

Taiwan Region: Augustin Büchel Josef Eugster Ernst Gassner Ulrich Scherer Gottfried Vonwyl Mission in Japan: Anton Züger Simbabwe Region: Bättig Pius Bernet Jakob Burkhart Hans Dietsche Hugo Greber Jules Haag Josef Imstepf Gabriel Inauen Johann Lenherr Josef Plangger Albert Schenker Toni Stoffel Candid Wey Anton Wirz Franz Missions in the rest of Africa: Birrer Eugen […]

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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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Icon gallery: Father Joseph Braun SMB

From 25 – 27 Sept. 2014 guests who were interested could attend an icon exhibition in the communal lounge of the Mission House in Immensee, Switzerland..Father Joseph Braun is a member of the Missionary Society of Bethlehem in Immensee, Switzerland and has worked for many years as a missionary in Zambia. Since six years he paints […]

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