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Funeral Mass at St. Bede Abbey for Father Ambrose Hessling, OSB

Father Ambrose Hessling, OSB

PERU — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 4 at St. Bede Abbey Church here for Father Ambrose (Bernard) Hessling, OSB, a monk and priest of St. Bede Abbey. Father Ambrose died Saturday evening, Dec. 31, 2016. He was 85. Abbot Philip Davey, OSB, of St. Bede presided at the funeral liturgy. Interment […]

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Father Harold Datzman, OSB, granted senior status; will return to St. Bede

Father Harold Datzman, OSB, is in St. Joseph Church in Peru, which he has refurbished with the help of parishioners. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PERU — Expressing his gratitude for years of “generous service to the Diocese of Peoria,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has granted senior status to Father Harold Datzman, OSB, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Peru. Father Harold, 78, will return to St. Bede Abbey and be succeeded by Father Jacob Rose, who has been […]

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Father Gabriel Bullock, OSB, dies at 82; taught at St. Bede Academy, Peru

PERU — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the St. Bede Abbey Church here on June 15 for Father Gabriel (Gary) Bullock, OSB, a monk and priest of the abbey and a longtime English and religion teacher at St. Bede Academy. Father Gabriel, a Peoria native, died on Friday, June 10, 2016, at […]

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