As we have already advised you through our social network, Fr Federico Ruiz, a Discalced Carmelite, died recently on the morning of the 16th of November, after having suffered from Alzheimer’s for some years.
Born in Cozuelos de Ojeda, a town in the Province of Palencia in Spain, on the 24th of December 1933, he made his profession on the 31st of July, 1950 and was ordained priest on the 27th of October, 1957.
By everyone is known the service that Fr. Federico offered to the Order, the Teresian family and the Church, especially through his studies of spiritual theology and, in particular, as an unparalleled specialist in the doctrine and message of St. John of the Cross.
His funeral was celebrated on the 17th of November in Madrid. From the homily of the Provincial, Fr Miguel Márquez ocd, we select the following words: “Thus it consoles us to entrust Federico to the bosom of the Little Shepherd Boy, whose wounded heart lies opened by love, to be there, with Him who lives and reigns for ever. And from there, from the side of the encounter and the blessed contentment now accomplished, he would awaken us and make us wise about what matters most, and may he lead us to union with Him, and to communion among ourselves”.