With a heavy heart, but resignation to the will of the Redeemer, we announce the death of Fr. Richard Williams Thiele C.Ss.R. Rev. Fr. Thiele was a missionary from the United State of America, a member of the Redemptorist Province of Thailand and a missionary to the Redemptorist Vice Province of Nigeria. He died at the early hours of Monday February 15, 2021, at the age of 94, at the Dominican Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Fr. Thiele was born on September 17, 1927, in the United State of America.
Professed as a Redemptorist on August 1, 1949.
Perpetually Professed on September 2, 1952.
Ordained a Redemptorist priest July 29, 1954.
Please let us remember at this time to pray for the entire confreres of the Province of Thailand, the Province of Denver, the Vice Province of Nigeria, the family members of Fr. Richard Williams Thiele, as well as offer Masses for the happy repose of the soul of Fr. Richard Williams Thiele.
Until his death, Fr. Thiele was Novice director here in the Vice Province from 1992- 2007 (15 years) and was a member of the Redeemer House Community as the Spiritual director to the students (2007-2021).
May the soul of Fr. Richard Williams Thiele C.Ss.R and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.