Order of Prémontré

Rev. Edward J. Kimpel, O. Praem.
b. Saturday, Feb. 23, 1924 – d. Sunday, Mar. 2, 2008

Our brother, Father Edward J. Kimpel, was born in 1924, vested in 1942, professed in 1944 and ordained in 1949.  

He served on the faculty of Southeast Catholic / Bishop Newmann High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

He was Director of Vocations for several years and assisted in various parishes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the fiocese of Wilmington.  

He served as the first Norbertine pastor of St. Gabriel Church in Philadelphia.  

He died on Sunday evening, March 2, 2008.

Father Kimpel is survived by his brother, Dr. William Kimpel (Lorraine), Patricia Kimpel, the wife of his deceased brother James, and by nieces and nephews.  

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Memento, Domine, 
Fratrum et Sororum Nostrorum,
Qui Nos Praecesserunt
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Remember, Lord
our brothers and sisters
who have preceeded us
and now sing in Your Presence.
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Rappelez-vous, Seigneur,
nos confrères et consoeurs
qui nous ont précédés
et chantez maintenant dans Votre Ciel
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Gedenk, Heer, 
Onze Medebroeders u. Medezustern
Die Ons Zijn Voorgegaan
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Erinnern Sie Sich, Herr, 
Unsere Mitbrüder und Mitschwestern, 
die vor uns gegangen sind,
In Ihrer Anwesenheit zu singen
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Recuerde, Señor,
nuestros hermanos y hermanas,
que nos han precedido
y ahora cante en su cielo
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Recorde, Senhor,
nossos irmãos e irmãs
que nos precederam
e cante agora em Seu Céu.
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Rest in Peace
Pray for us in our need
as we pray for you.