Sunday, March 02, 2014

Bishop Maurice "Ben" Benitez Dies

Diocese of Texas Press Release
March 1, 2014

The Rt. Rev. Maurice M. "Ben" Benitez, 6th Bishop of Texas, died Thursday, February 27 in Austin, TX. Please keep Bishop Benitez's daughters, Jennifer Shand, Leslie Benitez, and Deborah Smith, and their families in your prayers.

Two funeral services for Bishop Benitez will be held on Monday, March 3 at 3 p.m. at St. Luke's on the Lake, Austin (5600 Ranch Road 620 North), and on Thursday, March 6 at 12 p.m. at St. John the Divine, Houston (2450 River Oaks Blvd). At both services, bishops and priests are invited to vest (cassock and surplice, white stole).

May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


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