Fr. Severiano Rodriguez Gallego, CMF

Fr. Severiano Rodriguez Gallego, CMF was from Zamora, Spain died on July 5, 2022, in Villalba, Madrid. He made his first profession in Ciudad Real on August 14, 1958, and was ordained to the priesthood in Salamanca, Spain on July 29, 1967. He worked in schools and parishes and assumed other pastoral responsibilities not only in Spain but also as a missionary in Panama and Venezuela. Furthermore, he was known as a pious and simple man filled with zeal for the mission of sharing his life, especially with those he worked with in parishes. As we thank the Lord for the gift of his person, his life, his Claretian vocation, and service, we ask him to welcome our friend and brother in his father’s house and place him on the table of the banquet of the Kingdom. May he rest in peace.

When a missionary dies, we should celebrate the last rites with devotion, fraternal love, and simplicity. We should remember all our brothers who have gone before us in the service of the Gospel, commending them to the Lord with the prescribed prayers, especially in the celebration of the Eucharist.

We should show the same reverence and respect for our departed parents and for deceased collaborators of the Congregation.

(Constitution 19)