Monday, July 01, 2013

An extravagant and exemplary life

Fr.  Lancelot Rodrigues
He arrived in Macau at the age of 12. He attended the seminary and was ordained a priest in 1949. He dedicated his life to the poor: cheerful and always optimistic. He was instrumental in the foundation of 'Caritas Macau' after the war when Macau was invaded by tens of thousands of refugees. Several countries in the world have honoured him with medals for his work with refugees ... and he often joked that he had been given the title of "Knight of the Round Bottle" ... because he liked a nip of whiskey from time to time!
He founded a music school, and himself was a known composer ... and of course, a great friend of the Claretians. He passed away on 19 June, at the age of 90. And Macau mourned.

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