Fr. Carmelo Astiz Lizarraga CMF

Died on March 28, 2018 in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). He was 82 years old and belonged to the Delegation of the Antillas.

Father Carmelo was born on January 24, 1936. He was a Missionary in the Philippines, Cuba and the Dominican Republic; of great spiritual strength formed in deep love to the Congregation of Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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)