Brother Luke Olivas, FSC, of the New Orleans-Santa Fe District, passed away on October 9, 2008. The dean of the NO-SF District gave 80 years of humble service in the Lord’s vineyard! We have all been touched by his
warm smile, tender gaze and passionate fidelity and are the richer for his life and witness. There can be no doubt that the heavenly chorus of welcome the Founder described was accorded our dear Brother: “Ah, what a thrill of joy you will get when you hear the voices of those whom you have led almost by the hand into heaven!”
O God, by whose favor your servant, Brother Luke, was called to the religious life 80 years ago and witnessed to the message of salvation by his dedication to Christian education, grant that he may be admitted to your eternal friendship with those who have likewise zealously labored in your vineyard We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.