Prayers Offered for Jesuit Father Raul Navarro, S.J. who died suddenly.

Wed, 06/24/2015

We bring sad news that Father Raul Navarro, S.J., died suddenly and unexpectedly in Cusco, Peru of a heart attack. Father Navarro was 55 years old, a Jesuit for 12 years and a priest for 2 years.

Father Navarro had worked at Loyola New Orleans many years in the Office of Finance and Administration before entering the Jesuits.  Father Navarro celebrated his first mass two years ago in the Ignatius Chapel on Loyola's campus.  He had just been assigned to work in campus ministry at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. 

Father Navarro had travelled to Lima to work on coordinating an exchange between the Jesuit University there and Rockhurst University. He stayed to do his annual retreat in Cusco and also to learn about the region.   Unfortunately, he suffered a heart attack early this morning and passed.

Arrangements for his funeral and services are being coordinated and will be forthcoming.

The Loyola University community will remember Raul and his family in our prayers.  Please pray for the repose of his soul.