Saturday, July 5, 2014

Rome Happy Birthday Wishes

Many years to Fr. Ludwig Pichler, SJ who turns 99 years old today!

He can still sing and has a great memory.  Now living at the Jesuit HQ near the Vatican.

He was the finest choir director in Rome for many decades.  I can still see him conducting, at the Russicum, moving in the shadows and following every movement of the exhilarating Byzantine chant of the Church. 

I once asked him where he was born and he quipped: "The Austro-Hungarian Empire."

 Меогая Літа! AMDG!


  1. Ekkehard WegenerJuly 5, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Ein großer und so bescheidener Priester. Wie oft haben wir mit ihm Liturgie gefeiert. Unser Dank kann nur unser Gebet für ihn sein. Gottes Segen.
    Diakon byz. Ekkehard Wegener, Essen / Bochum.

  2. На многая и благая лета!
    Grazie padre Pichler!