Father Bob Lucero, O.F.M. and Ed Verbeke

Father Bob Lucero, O.F.M. and Ed Verbeke

Rest in peace

NRVC extends its condolences to the loved ones of two dedicated vocation ministers: Father Bob Lucero, O.F.M. and Ed Verbeke.

Father Bob Lucero, O.F.M.

Father Robert Lucero, O.F.M. was associate vocation director for the Franciscan Friars, order of St. John the Baptist, and was a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio. Also a longtime editor with St. Anthony Messenger, the 64-year-old friar passed away December 20 of cancer. A short tribute to this beloved member of NRVC can be found here.

Edmund Victor Verbeke was executive director of Serra USA Council for many years. A committed Catholic and friend of vocation ministers everywhere, Ed was well known to many in the National Religious Vocation Conference. The 80-year-old passed away December 4 of pancreatic cancer. A full obituary may be seen here. (No image of him was available.)

May the souls of these two faithful ministers, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.

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