Marcellin Theeuwes, Dutch Carthusian monk, Died at 82

Marcellin Theeuwes was born on May 12, 1936, and died on January 2, 2019.

He was a Dutch Carthusian monk.

From a very young age, he was attracted by the monastic vocation and enrolled at the now-defunct Mariënkroon Abbey.

Marcellin joined the Carthusians in 1961 and entered into the Sélignac Charterhouse in December of that year.

Marcellin was ordained a priest on June 25, 1966.

Marcellin then went to the Our Lady of Mougères Monastery, and later to the Chartreuse de Montrieux.

In June 1997 Marcellin was sent to the Grande Chartreuse.

Then he was elected General Minister of the Carthusians, succeeding Dom Poisson.

Marcellin was the 72nd General Minister after Saint Bruno and the fourth Dutchman.

He resigned as General Minister in 2012, citing health concerns.

Pope Benedict XVI granted Marcellin resignation request.

Marcellin was succeeded by Dom François-Marie Velut.

After recovering from an illness earlier, he began attending public meetings again in 2015.

He passed away at 82 years old.