Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Rev. Fr Henricus Ducarmois, C.SS.R. (1862-1939)

Father Ducarmois was born at Ronser, Belgium, on 21 October, 1875, and made his profession on 5 October, 1893.

He was ordained a priest on 4 October 1901 and left for the Congo Missions on 26 March, 1905. True to the voice of God that he had heard, Father consecrated himself wholeheartedly to the Congo. His strapping health and his burning zeal for souls seemed to signal to all a long and fruitful life. But God willed otherwise and wished to call him unto Himself. He was to die within 5 months at the Mission of Kinkada on 15 July, 1905.

The harvest is indeed plentiful but the labourers are few. Leave thy land and thy people, saith the Lord, and come out of the house of thy father and come into the land that I will show you. †

[From Father's mortuary card]

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