Bp. Francisco F. Claver, S.J., D.D.
Emeritus Bishop of Bontoc-Lagawe joined our Father in heaven last 01 July 2010 just before 3:00 AM at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center. Born 20 January 1929, joined the Jesuit Order 30 May 1948, ordained Presbyter 18 June 1961, ordained Bishop 22 August 1969, for Malaybalay, Bukidnon; Apostolic Vicar of Bontoc-Lagawe.
“Bishop Cisco was a great shepherd, prophet, teacher and writer. With his lucidity of thought and expression, his depth of faith and courage, his profound ability to discern the signs of the times, he contributed in countless… ways to the building up of “a new way of being Church” in Malaybalay, Bontoc-Lagawe, Mindanao, the Philippines and Asia. With his passing, we can now gratefully take stock of all that we owe to his leadership, his writing, and his person. Behind his apparent gruffness were humor, humility and humanity. Mentor, brother and friend: may you be eternally joyful with the Lord.” Rev. Fr. Danny Huang, SJ
Fr. Doms Ramos, SVD, when he served as the Regional Director of the John Paul I Biblical Center and the Northern Luzon Biblical Pastoral Ministry for six years (2002-2008) was privileged to assist the bishop during his stints in Arch/Diocesan Pastoral Assemblies around Northern Luzon as resource person. The late bishop always gave emphasis on the role of the Word of God in building Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs).
Bishop Claver was a member of (SLB) Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan Board of Trustees from year 2006 until his death. Dying with his boots on, Bishop Claver was a true servant of his people and servant of God.
“Bishop Cisco, we thank you for your total and dedicated service.”
SCHEDULE OF WAKE MASSES AND FUNERAL
Thursday and Friday (July 1-2, 2010), 8:00 PM, WAKE MASSES at Loyola House of Studies Oratory, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights Quezon City
AM Saturday (July 3, 2010), body will be brought to Bontoc, Mountain Province
Wednesday (July 7, 2010), 2:30 PM, FUNERAL MASS at Loyola House of Studies Oratory, with Fr. Catalino Arevalo, SJ as preacher
Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan