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Oct 31, 2017

GILLET André (Father)

1st March 1914, (Capbreton, France) - 29 June 2017 (Bétharram)

Fr André Gillet scj

How can we describe Fr. André Gillet? He was a priest, a religious priest, and a religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.Betharram was close to his heart, but above all, it was a source from which he came to draw strength... Our Lady, the Cross, Saint Michael, the Sacred Heart ... For some years now his mobility has been restricted, and it weighed heavily upon him. He was ‘no spring chicken’, since ‘he was born before the war’... True... but, this was before the First World War: March 1st 1914 at Capbreton.

Ordained priest at the age of 23, in the Holy Land on July 11th 1937, he was a priest for almost 80 years. In that time he celebrated over 30,000 Masses! There he found another source of strength.

As a professor: at Bazas, Betharram, and Limoges, he was soon asked to take up the bursarship. With Father Andre, goodwill prevailed ... far, too far! No one followed him!

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