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Obituary | Father David A. Walter

A funeral Mass for Father David A. Walter was to be celebrated Sept. 8 in the St. Vincent de Paul Chapel at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury. Father Walter, 80 died Sept. 1.

In recent years, the retired parish priest and Newman Center chaplain has been known as a chaplain for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. In an article in the Review, he cited the strong faith of those he met in baseball. He celebrated Sunday Mass in the clubhouse, attended by front-office staff and stadium staff, from ticket-takers to the maintenance crew.

Obituary | Sister Barbara Armstrong

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sister Barbara Armstrong June 30 at the Redemptoristine Nuns monastery chapel in Liguori. Sister Barbara died June 17. She was 90 and a member of the Redemptoristines for 65 years.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, she was a convert to the Catholic faith and entered the cloistered community in Toronto in 1947. She made profession in 1950 and was later sent as the first superior of the Redemptoristines when they came to Liguori in 1960.

Obituary | Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo

RICHMOND, Va. — Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond, Va., died at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond Aug. 17 from heart and kidney failure. He was 75.

A funeral Mass for the bishop was celebrated Aug. 25 followed by entombment in the Cathedral Crypt.

A native of Philadelphia, he was named the 12th bishop of Richmond by St. John Paul II March 31, 2004. Before he was appointed to the Virginia diocese, he was the bishop of Honolulu. He also was a former auxiliary bishop in Scranton, Pa.

Obituary | Mary Elizabeth Godefroy, VHM

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sister Mary Elizabeth Godefroy, VHM, Aug. 18 in the chapel of Visitation Academy in Town and Country. Sister Mary Elizabeth died Aug. 15 at the Visitation Monastery at Catherine's Residence in Frontenac. She was 91.

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1926, she was the oldest of four children. Because of the persecution of Catholics in Mexico during the first quarter of the 20th century, the children received their religious education in secret. They went to a private home for catechism instruction and their First Communion.

Obituary | Sister Mary Joan Meyer, FSM

A memorial Mass will be celebrated for Sister Mary Joan Meyer, FSM, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in the chapel at The Sarah Community, 12284 DePaul Drive in Bridgeton.

A Franciscan Sister of Mary for 54 years, Sister Mary Joan died Aug. 20 at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton. She was 79.

Obituary | Sister Anne Dorothy Schober, OSU

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sister Anne Dorothy Schober, OSU, Aug. 17 at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church in Encino, Calif. Sister Anne Dorothy died Aug. 14 at Los Roblas Hospital in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Born in 1945 in Jamaica, N.Y., she entered the Ursuline Sisters in Crystal City in 1964 and professed first vows in 1967. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from Marillac College in St. Louis and a master's degree in theology from St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

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