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† Father Henrique SCHEEPENS sscc (Netherlands)

Fr. Henrique Scheepens, 83 years old, passed away on March 14, 2017 in Teteringen (Netherlands).

He entered the novitiate in 1953 and he was professed on September 24, 1954 in Niew-Ginneken (Netherlands).

He was ordained as a priest in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) on May 23, 1959.

He spent most of his life in Portugal, beginning in the Azores, in the Minor Seminary of the Congregation. In time, he lived in the neighborhood of Pedreira dos Húngaros, Algés (Lisbon), a shantytown of immigrants from Cape Verde, along with Francisco Waalders SSCC. There he had the idea of starting a community of young people linked to the Congregation. After the dismantling of the neighborhood, he was called to the parish of Charneca-Galinheiras. In July 2014 he had a stroke and had to return to Holland.