Dear relatives and friends,


The latest news is not good.  Bishop is steadily declining.  He  is not able to respond, and will probably not survive.  Abbot James Albers from Atchison had already planned to go to Brazil Jan. 2nd, so he is changing his route, and will go where Bishop is hospitalized by Wed. or Thurs.  Fr. Duane Roy is a priest from Kansas who worked with Bishop in past years, who still serves in Brazil.  He went to see Bishop today, and will be sending us current info about Bishop's condition via email.   


Keep us all in prayer.       Love,  Norbert & Marlene