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Rev. Theodore J. Nabuurs, O. Praem.
b. Friday, Oct. 26, 1928 – d. Sunday, May 12, 1974

Our brother Theodore Nabuurs was born in Holland in 1928, graduating from the gymnasium (gim-NAZ-ee-um) at Heeswijk.  He was vested at Berne in 1949, professed in 1951, and ordained there in 1955.   

In 1958, he immigrated to the United States where he joined Daylesford and became cantor and a professor at the Daylesford Novitiate.  

He subsequently received his B.A. from St. Norbert College and taught German and religion at Bishop Neumann High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ted was also a much-loved social worker in South Philadelphia and after his death on Sunday, May 12, 1974, the Family Center attached to St. Gabriel Parish was named in his honor.  

Ted died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 46 and is buried at Daylesford Abbey

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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.