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posted 8 Aug 2019, 06:36 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 06:37 ]

Seonghwa Ceremony for our brother Luis Tomas Barriuso
Madrid, Spain, July, 20, 2019

By Maryvonne Jamois
After fighting for almost
two years with cancer, our brother Luis Tomás Barriuso passed away on Saturday 13th of July 2019 in the hospital in Canary Island.
He was born in Canary Island in 1958 and joined in Barcelona on November 1979, was blessed in October 1982 in Korea with a Japanese sister, Machiko Osada. They went back to his hometown in 1992. They thave three children, Clara, Alan blessed with a japonese sister and Daniel. The Seunghwa ceremony took place in Canary island on Tuesday July 16th, as her son Alan arrived on Monday night from Japan where they are now living with his wife. Three brothers went from Madrid Jose Manuel Cabero, his spiritual father, Segundo Marchan, and Pedro Muruzabal. The closest members of his family also participated.
On Saturday July 20th, we organized in Madrid a memorial ceremony where brothers and sisters here could say goodbye and express their gratitude and love to him. After a few words given by our MC Manuel Campillo, and a song together, letters from his wife and three children were read. Those very moving letters brought many to tears. Then we heard some testimonies from three brothers who worked with him, one Japanese sister who had a dream after he passed away and looked very happy, and finally Santi Temprado his spiritual son who came from Barcelona and remembered how Luis Tomás taught him Divine Principle.
Everybody had then the chance to offer a flower and we continue reading True Father´s word about the moment of death from Cheon Song Gyeong. We finished singing Blessing of Glory.
Thank you to our True Parents who brought us the understanding of spiritual life and that through this ceremony we could wish him the best for his new life in the eternal world.


posted 8 Aug 2019, 03:42 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 03:43 ]

Seonghwa Ceremony of Teddy Verheyen
Dobbis Ferry, NY, USA, July 6, 2019

By Damian Dunkley
Just participated in the Seonghwa Ceremony of Teddy Verheyen. First member who joined in LA and founder of the Dutch church.
Calligraphy from True Mother:
“Congratulations to Teddy Verheyen, the representative who dedicated his life to the victorious establishment of Heaven's homeland.”
Here is a snippet from his life:
Mr. Teddy Verheyen
”I am one of the many people whom our Heavenly Father has prepared throughout the history of restoration to do a certain task. The work given me may be small, but I accept it, knowing that joined with other such works the world will be restored.

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posted 4 May 2019, 13:37 by Peter Staudinger

Seong Hwa Ceremony Bernadette Sattlberger-Bellay
Linz, Austria, April 6, 2019

By Hans und Hillevi Brunnbauer
It was a beautiful spring day, trees and flowers blooming everywhere, when more than 120 people gathered to celebrate Bernadette’s Seong Hwa. The Monastery St. Francis in Pupping, Upper Austria, had graciously opened the gates of its Church providing a solemn environment for the event.
Beautiful wreaths of flowers, offered by the European Movement through Michael and Fumiko Balcomb, by the Austrian Family Federation through Elisabeth and Tony Cook and by the Sattlberger Family, complemented by beautiful bouquets from the French Family, from relatives and friends surrounded the coffin with the body of Bernadette.
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posted 4 Mar 2019, 05:44 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 4 Mar 2019, 05:44 ]

Seonghwa and Wonjeong Ceremony for Alain Suaris
Copenhagen, Denmark, February 9, 2019

By Nobuhiro Igarashi
Our beloved brother, Alain Suaris ascended to the spirit world on 9 February 2019 - almost 70 years old - after short, serious illness.
His Seonghwa Ceremony was held on 16 February at the FFWPU Church Center on Birmavej;
the Wonjeong Ceremony took place at Sundby Cemetery, not far from the Center, and subsequently a farewell lunch was offered by the Center for everyone.
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posted 4 Mar 2019, 02:30 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 4 Mar 2019, 02:31 ] Ceremony
In Memory of Four Mothers who left us in 2018
Torino, Italy, January 27, 2019

By Sergio Coscia

In 2018, four mothers of our community passed away at the end of their lives, spent for the sake of their families and children. Their last months were not easy for these sweet, elderly ladies who had to struggle with the passing of time… Their children are all devoted members and we felt it was really important to honour them, especially because we could not hold their SeongHwa ceremonies at the community level before.  - read more

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posted 25 Dec 2018, 01:00 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 25 Dec 2018, 01:01 ]

In Memoriam Eva Slovakova
Nitra, Slovakia, November 18, 2018

By Miroslav Rybár
On November 18, 2018, we said farewell with our dear sister, Eva Slováková, who left for the spiritual world at the age of nearly 74. The funeral took place at the city cemetery in Nitra with the participation of her relatives and acquaintances, as well as our brothers and sisters. Coincidentally, the Seonghwa ceremony took place together with the Roman Catholic ceremony in the chapel at the cemetery. First the Roman Catholic priest made a religious ceremony, and then we performed a Seonghwa ceremony with a song, speeches, prayers and video presentation with photographs from Eva's life. All this was done with the participation of a priest who could thus get to know a lot of unexpected information. - read more

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posted 26 Oct 2017, 06:44 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 26 Oct 2017, 06:45 ]

Seong Hwa Ceremony for Ray Dieffenthaler

Oslo, Norway, October 6, 2017

By Steinar Murud
Our dear brother, Ray George Dieffenthaler, passed away peacefully on September 25th, 2017 in Drammen, Norway.
Ray was born in 1950 i Curacao, a small island in the Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela and a former Dutch colony. He returned to the Netherlands to begin his studies as a medical doctor and became a member of the Unification movement in 1973. He was blessed in marriage to Marit Eriksen from Norway in May 1978 as part of the 118 couples Blessing in London.
After the Blessing, Ray participated in witnessing activities in London for six months during the time that True Father was setting up the home church providence in the UK. He then moved to Edinburgh where he established a very successful home church area until 1980, when he returned to the Netherlands.  - read more 

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posted 30 Apr 2017, 03:18 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 30 Apr 2017, 03:20 ]

Seong Hwa Ceremony for Maria Theresia (Maresi) Silberabuer (1951 - 2017)
Vienna, Austria, 22. April 2017

By Elisabeth Cook
Our elder and beloved sister Maresi Silberbauer passed away on April 10, 2017, after a short stay in hospital where they discovered that she had leukemia.
The Seong Hwa ceremony took place on Saturday, April 22nd. Her 3 adult children, relatives and more than 200 Unification members attended the ceremony.
Maresi was among the 30 first members who joined our movement in Austria. She joined in 1969 at the age of 17. She was a very practical person, that's why she participated in the restoration work of Austria's first workshop center, a farmhouse north of Vienna. She also contributed in building up a candle factory in the same place. Sh was blessed in May 1978 in London as one of the 118 couples. Their children were born in 1990, 1992 and 1994. - read more

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posted 22 Apr 2017, 23:59 by Peter Staudinger

Seong Hwa Ceremony for Tor-Ing Dahl Johansen
Oslo, Norway, 12. April 2017

By Steinar Murud
Our beloved, long time member, Tor-Inge Dahl Johansen, 68 years old, passed away on the 4th April with his wife Roswitha by his side.
After discovering a tumor in his leg last summer, Tor-Inge was diagnosed with skin cancer. Despite the use of new treatments, the cancer spread rapidly to his whole body and his energy gradually faded.
 By the end of March, he contracted a lung infection and was moved to a hospital. There the doctors soon decided that they had nothing more to offer. All medication was stopped; only pain relief was given.

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posted 18 Apr 2017, 08:47 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 18 Apr 2017, 08:48 ]

Tribute to Elisabeth Riedl

14. April 2017

It is our path of life to start out from the heart of God. We are to grow up in the embrace of His love, reach maturity and form a family in God's love. We are to become mature people who can develop our love to a global level on earth and finally return to the embrace of His love. - True Father
Dear Klaus, Eleonore, Matthias and Catharina: On the occasion of the passing of your beloved wife and mother, and on behalf of the brothers and sisters of our European Community, I want to send you our love and sympathy. Although Elisabeth's passing will bring sadness to the hearts of those whom she loved, it is also a time to give thanks for a life well lived. For that we can be so proud.
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