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Remembering Father Arnold Weber, OSB

February 13, 2012

It is with sadness that we take note of the death of Fr. Arnold Weber, OSB, former president of Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, on Thursday, February 9, at the age of 86.

We were proud to have had Fr. Arnold, a Benedictine priest from St. John’s Abbey, serve as our chaplain and chairman of the Religion Department at Benilde High School from 1970 to 1973, and then return to serve as president from 1977 to 1981. All who joined him in our school ministry are aware of the tremendous legacy of hospitality and faith he nurtured.

Fr.-Arnold--Weber.gifAs we were saddened by Fr. Arnold’s departure 30 years ago to become the pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community in Wayzata, we mark his passing with gratitude that he was our friend and leader. We believe God has welcomed Fr. Arnold into His everlasting community. We fondly remember Fr. Arnold’s parting remarks decades ago: “I wish to thank you for your kindness to me. … I leave with fond memories of many people working together to bring Christ’s peace to all.”

Reception of the Body and Vigil:
Monday, February 13, 7 p.m.
Saint John's Abbey Church

Mass of Christian Burial:
Tuesday, February 14, 3 p.m.
Saint John's Abbey Church

Burial in Saint John's Cemetery after Mass

Additionally, a Memorial Mass for Fr. Arnold will be held at Holy Name of Jesus (155 County Road 24, Wayzata) on Saturday, February 18, at 11 a.m.

 
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