R.I.P. Joseph Lefebvre!

Source: District of Australia and New Zealand

Joseph, a brother of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, died a holy death at the age of 102.

Joseph Lefebvre, a brother of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the age of 102. Lucid until the end, he died a holy death, assisted by Fr. David Aldalur, SSPX, who was able to give him the last rites and the Apostolic Benediction in articulo mortis.

Joseph was the 6th child of the Lefebvre family, five of whom were religious: René, the eldest (Holy Ghost Father); Jeanne (Sister of Mary Reparatrix); Marcel (Archbishop Lefebvre); Bernadette (Holy Ghost Sister and co-founder of the Sisters of Saint Pius X); Christiane (Carmelite); Joseph, Michel, and Marie-Thérèse.

For nearly 40 years, from 1947 to 1989, the Archbishop took no vacation except three or four days at his brother Joseph's home in southern France each year.

Marie-Thérèse Toulemonde, born in 1925, is now the last survivor among Archbishop Lefebvre's siblings.

The funeral will take place at Notre-Dame des Naufragés, a Society of St. Pius X chapel near Bayonne, France, on Monday.