Fr. Antonio Izquierdo, LC, will be celebrating the 2013 New
Year with our Lord. The 68-year-old Legionary priest
of 39 years entered eternal life on December 30, 2012.
Fr. Antonio served as professor of Introduction to Sacred
Scripture at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome from
1993 through 2011. He was the General Prefect
of Studies for the Legion of Christ from 1983 through
The author of numerous books and scholarly articles
on spirituality and biblical studies, Fr. Antonio will be remembered
for his dedication to religious and priestly life and for
preaching many spiritual exercises for the Legionaries in Rome and
around the world.
“He was a reference point in the spiritual
life for many here,” said one of Fr. Antonio’s former
students, Fr. Brian Coe, LC.
The funeral Mass will take place
in the chapel at the Center of Higher Studies of the
Legion of Christ in Rome. Please keep Fr.
Antonio in your prayers, and we ask that he intercede
for all of us.