Bishop Joseph Antony De Palma. Fifth Superior General (July 17, 1959 – June 6, 1967). He was born on September 4, 1913, in Walton (New York), USA. He made his first profession on October 1, 1939 and was ordained on May 20, 1944. He was elected fifth Superior General of our Congregation on July 15, 1959. Appointed Bishop of De Aar (South Africa) on April 13, 1967 by Paul VI and ordained on July 19, 1967. He died in Saint Petersburg (Florida) USA on February 3, 2005.
Intention for Lauds and Vespers
Welcome into your peace our brother Joseph Antony De Palma, Superior General, who entered into eternal rest believing and hoping in you.
– Make him a sharer in your blessedness together with Mary and all the saints
Prayer for the Congregation and its superiors (Adoration)
Jesus, Good Shepherd,
we ask you to guide our Congregation.
who are dedicated to your heart,
to live as brothers united in chastity,
poverty, and obedience.
Bless our communities.
May all that we are and do
draw strength from the love
made visible in your pierced side.
Be with our brothers
who are given the service of authority.
May they work with courage and love
to build up our common life and ministry.
May we collaborate with them,
faithfully searching for God’s will.
In this way,
may the whole Congregation participate
in your offering of love to the Father.