His Requiem Mass will be held tomorrow at Noon at St Francis of Assisi, Grosvenor Street in the City at Noon. This evening I attended for the reception of his body at the Church.
Br. Lawrence Pozzuoli of Birmingham was born 14 December 1916. He entered the Capuchin Order in 1937 and was ordained priest in 1945.
He had joined the Order with the intention of being a missionary, and so was very happy to be sent to India shortly after being ordained. Stationed in the area of Simla first, he later moved on to Jullundur in 1952, in which area he remained ministering until 1974.
Br. Lawrence then took on a whole new mission by going to Papua New Guinea, to work with the Capuchin mission in the Southern Highlands.
Only in 1989 did he return to Britain, where he took on the role of hospital chaplain at the Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester. Retiring from full-time ministry in his late eighties, he nonetheless lived to be 97.
He had a great love of chocolate with many a Mass providing him with an array of different types, I suspect his favourite was a bag of Malteasers! We know that Heaven holds no bounds to our happiness and I am sure chocolate will be
REQUIEM aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.