Thank you, Brother Basilio: Br. Edouard Blondeel

“You can state unequivocally that he was one of the most widely respected and objective guides during the years of Renewal after Vatican II, not only for the Congregation of the Marist Brothers, but in general for religious life throughout the world.”

– For having been a loving father for all.
– For having inspired us as Saint Marcellin used to inspire the first brothers.
– For your circulars filled with sound doctrine and teachings on prayer, obedience, community life, and Mary’s presence in our lives.
– For sending your brothers your clear messages in favor of the young, the poor, the missions, the community, and the Church.
– For all the time you dedicated to little ones, the young, the old – by letter, phone call, or visit – with warm greetings and unanticipated fraternal care.
– For coming to our house to listen, share, and dialog with us.
– For the example of your life of intense prayer.
– For your creative fidelity that immersed you in the presence of God, and your unquenchable thirst to adore and contemplate Him.
– For recovering and preserving Marist Patrimony at our Motherhouse, Our Lady of the Hermitage.
– For your tireless care and concern for the young people in our formation centers.
– For having been – and being today – our Older Brother, interceding for us.

Brother Édouard Blondeel, fms