Remembering Fr. Joseph Laenen, O. Praem.

2019-08-05T15:16:15-05:00

Remembering Fr. Joseph Laenen, O. Praem. The Rev. Joseph C. Laenen, a priest of Daylesford Abbey, died on July 30, 2019  at the age of 94. Fr. Laenen was born in Poederlee, Belgium on May 15, 1925. He entered the Norbertine abbey of Tongerlo in Belgium on Sept. 15, 1944 and was ordained to the priesthood on August 12, 1951 by Bishop Joseph Brems.   The following is from an article written in 2014.    50 years ago, in November 1964, a young Belgian priest, not yet forty, lay side-by-side with a confrere on the floor of a tiny prison cell [...]