Dear Fr. Changa,
Just now I received the news that Fr. Narciso Mendiburu has expired. After our arrival in
he experienced a slight improvement.
But he had a sudden collapse and was taken to the clinic. Apparently he
had a blood clot in the brain. He got worse in the clinic and early in
the morning I got the news that he had expired. The Pamplona of the Community has offered
me the chance of officiating at the funeral, .I have gladly accepted the
I must say that the whole community has accompanied Mendiburu all the time he has been here. He was visited everyday in the clinic and the nurse from the community was continuously at his service. Everyday he had visitors in the clinic, though he could not talk. He expressed his appreciation to the visitors by crying..
Pablo Gil S.J
Biodata of Fr.Narciso Mendiburu:
Father’s name: Venancio
Date of Birth: 29 October 1922
Died: 18 May 2012
Entered the Society: 01 September 1939
Juniorate: Loyola, Orduna at
. Salamanca- Spain
Philosophy: Perfilit at Ona
Regency: St.Xavier’s Ahmedabad and Petlad in 1950 to 1953
1953-1957. Pune- India
Ordained: 23 March 1956 at St.Xavier’s Pune by Bishop Andrew D’Souza.
Pricipal: St.Xavier’s High School ,Ahmedabad -1958
Pricipal; St.Mary’s High School, Nadiad -1974
Vice Principal: St.Xavier’s High School , Ahmedabad
Teacher: St.Xavier’s High school, Anand 1969 ( one year)
Minister: Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad 1990 -1992.
Asst.Parish priest: Gandhinagar 1992
Chaplain: St.Mary’s mt.Abu, 2004-2005.
Chaplain: Shrine, Baroda 2005-2008
Praying for the Society: 2008-
Yours in the Lord,
Fr.Lawrence Dharmaraj s.j