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Tuesday, April 14, 2009 A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Dominican Sister Francis Winifred Schnell on April 8 in St. Catherine Chapel at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She died on April 6 at age 84. Sister Francis Winifred was in her 63rd year of religious

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 A Mass of Christian Burial for De La Salle Christian Brother Patrick O’Brien was celebrated on April 4 at La Salle Institute in Wildwood, Mo. Brother Patrick, 71, died on March 31 in Fairhope, Ala., on his way to Florida to visit friends.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity Raphael Garcia was celebrated April 15 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the congregation’s motherhouse. Sister Raphael, 98, died on April 9 at Mother Margaret Hall.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 SOUTH ORANGE, N.J.  —  Benedictine Father Stanley L. Jaki, the Hungarian-born author, physicist, philosopher and theologian, died April 7 in Madrid, Spain, following a heart attack. He was 84 years old.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 By George P. Matysek Jr. BALTIMORE — Members of a Maryland Catholic parish were reeling from the tragic death of Nick Adenhart, a rookie right-handed pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels whose father, grandparents and other family members belong to the parish, St. Augustine in Williamsport.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Franciscan Father Stanley Bir, who served the Province of St. John the Baptist for 65 years, died March 23 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati following a long battle with cancer. He was 84 years old.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Franciscan Father Marian Douglas, a former teacher and associate pastor in Cincinnati and a pioneer in inner-city ministry, died  March 22. He was 81 and had been a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist for 59 years.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Franciscan Brother Gerald (Jerry) Jackson, a native of Detroit whose expertise with cars served him well in his life as a Franciscan friar, died March 25 in Cincinnati. He was 75 and had battled multiple health issues.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity Frances Loretto Lopez was held on March 16 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the congregation’s Delhi Township motherhouse. She died on March 8 at the age of 101. Sister Frances Loretto was the oldest member of

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 10 for Precious Blood Sister Rosella Hess at Salem Heights in Dayton. Sister Rosella died March 7 at the age of 94. She had been a Sister of the Precious Blood for 77 years.