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Fr. Paul Duffner, OP - 101 Years Old Today

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Fr. Duffner lives at the Dominican church in downtown Portland. I attended Mass there in October 2014, but I didn't see Fr. Duffner or get to meet him.

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I'm a couple of weeks late posting this update, but Fr. Paul Duffner had his 102nd birthday a couple of weeks ago. (I believe he must've been recruited into the order by Blessed Jordan of Saxony, and studied under St. Albert the Great, in the same class as St. Thomas Aquinas. JK!) In truth, though, the province was founded in 1850 - that's 166 or 67 years. Fr. Duffner has been with the province for about half of its history!


Western Dominican Vocations shared Holy Rosary Church's photo.

The sole remaining friar in this photo is Fr. Paul Aquinas Duffner, OP (center), who celebrated his 102nd birthday on April 14! An ever faithful priest and devotee of Our Lady, he still serves at our Rosary Center in Portland.

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Here's a Trappist who is now two years older than Fr. Duffner. He started out as a Jesuit (39 years!) before entering the Trappists. Coincidentally, May 8th is also my dad's birthday.


Happy birthday, Father Bernard! May 8, 2017 5:53 am

On May 8, 2017,
Father Bernard Bernard de Give of Scourmont became 104 years.

He is the Venerable Senior of our Order with Sister Edwige of Blauvac.


 Father Bernard de Give
was born in Liege,
on May 8, 1913.
He entered the Society of Jesus
in 1931,
and became a Cistercian
at the abbey of Scourmont
in 1972.

We thank
Father Bernard
for his witness and his fidelity!

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