Goodbye, Monsenyor Xamena

Pere Xamena i Fiol will not walk past our house in Felanitx anymore as he has done almost daily for the last fifteen years, and probably before that when we were living in the countryside. He was a neighbour of ours here in Felanitx. Monsenyor Xamena was ordained as a priest in 1942, before he became professor at the Seminari Diocesà, the Diocesan Seminary or Theological College in Palma de Mallorca. He died last week, just one week after his 97th birthday. Last night a church service was celebrated by Javier Salinas i Vinyals, the Bisbe de Mallorca, for Don Pere’s funeral. Apart from the bishop, a total of 41 priests celebrated the mass paying their dues to the deceased, in front of some 800 Felanitxers.

Bon viatge.

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