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Fr. Ingo Dollinger, requiescat in pace

The Resurrection and the Life.

I have just had a note from a friend who lives near Fr. Dollinger that I thought I would pass along. I know that there are people among our readers here who were great fans, people who knew him personally, so I hope this gives some comfort:

“Fr. Dollinger died on Sunday. I said Mass at his apartment in the morning and he was able to receive Communion – fortunately, because when I got called out to him in the afternoon he could not have received again as Viaticum. I anointed him and gave him the apostolic blessing. Since we didn’t think he would go quite so quickly after that I then went home, but he died within the hour, just as Father Gerstle was visiting him, so he also had a priest to recite the very last prayers.”

(My friend adds, to clarify: “When I say that Dr Dollinger ‘could not have received again as Viaticum’ I mean on physiological grounds. If someone is dying it’s not only allowed but recommended to give Communion as Viaticum even if he received at Mass earlier that day.”)

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine,
et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
Requiéscant in pace.
Amen.

More here on Dr. Dollinger, his friendship with Padre Pio and his involvement in the spreading of the message of Fatima.

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