Bishop Joseph Lawrence Philippe. Second Superior General (January 20, 1926 – October 24, 1935). He was born on April 3, 1877 in Luxembourg. He made his first profession on September 18, 1897 and was ordained on May 28, 1904. He was elected second Superior General of our Congregation on January 20, 1926. Appointed Bishop of Luxembourg on April 25, 1935 by Pope Pius XI and ordained in Rome on June 9, 1935. He died in Luxembourg on October 21, 1956, at the age of 79. He was buried in the Cathedral of Our Lady in Luxembourg.
Intention for Lauds and Vespers
Receive, Father, into heaven our confrere Joseph Lawrence Philippe, Superior general, who has partaken of the body and blood of your Son
– May he participate in the banquet of eternal joy.
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.