Monday, 20 August 2018

Mgr Leo White RIP

Born in Malta in March 1929.  
Ordained 29th July 1956 as a Capuchin Franciscan Monk
Served as Capuchin Franciscan Friar in Columbia (1960-68) & as Naval Chaplain in Valetta, 
1969 - he went to Kenya and built up the Diocese of Garissa on the Sudanese border, where he was a member of the Kenyan Bishops' Conference 
1984 - Incardinated into the Diocese of Brooklyn
1994 - Returned to U.K. to serve at St George's Cathedral, Southwark.  
He was part of the clergy team at St Bede's parish from 1997 until 2001, when he retired. 
1997 - founded our Latin American community, setting up the weekly Saturday evening Mass
Since his 'retirement' he has maintained close links with St Bede's and is the Chaplain to our UCM group, saying Mass for them on Thursday evenings.
April 2017 - he moved back to live with us in Clapham - and continued to brighten everyone's day!
31st July 2018 - Mgr Leo passed away at St George's Hospital 💔😢


     
 

 
Laying on of hands - Fr Tom Lynch's Ordination (July 2013)
Sister Carol Cardenas & Mgr Leo White

First Profession of Sister Carol Cardenas in Madrid (March 2015)
Mgr Leo was chief celebrant.
  

Archbishop Peter Smith & all the priests
Handmaids of Mary Centenary Mass (June 2012)

 

   

5 photos taken from 'Il-Grajjiet Tieghi Minn Garissa, Kenja' book by Fr Joe M. Grixit, OFM CAP - a fellow Missionary in Garissa alongside Mgr Leo White.

 

  

 

Photos from Funeral held in Malta (Monday 27th August)
Provided by White Family