by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 08/01/2015 -
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the very sudden und unexpected death of Father Franz Bruegger today about 1.00pm in Schoenstatt. Father Bruegger is well known in the Schoenstatt Family in England and Wales and in Scotland.
He started with Fr Rawson and Fr Tansey with the first groups in Oldham and in Droylsden. For decades he accompanied and help build up the Schoenstatt Movement in the UK. Many will be deeply shocked to here of his sudden passing. Father Franz was last here for the Blessing of the Mosaic in September 2014 and had contact with most of “the old Brueggers” and more. Some saw him at the Jubilee Celebrations in October 2014 in Schoenstatt. Father Bruegger will be sorely missed, fondly remembered and held in gratitude for all that he did in the service of the Movement in the UK. Father Franz may you rest in peace and rise in glory.