Camillus Chavez Obituary, Death – On May 31, Brother Camillus Chavez, F.S.C., died away quietly in Napa, California. He was a member of the Franciscan Order. Anthony Chavez was born in Los Angeles in 1929, and he received his high school education at Cathedral High School. At the age of 18, he joined the order of Christian Brothers and was given the name Camillus. He spent the better part of four decades as an educator at Saint Mary’s College, where he lectured on psychology and instructed both pupils and adults in the techniques of meditation.
For everyone, he was a healing channel through which prayer and spirituality might flow. His family members, including his brother Richard and his family, as well as the family of his brother Alex, who passed away before him, survive him. On Friday, June 9, at 10:00 a.m., a Mass of Resurrection will be conducted at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, with viewing beginning at 8:00 a.m.
A reception will take place at the College from 11:30 to 1:30 in the afternoon, immediately following the Mass of the Resurrection. After that, at three in the afternoon, there will be a burial at Mont La Salle, which is located at 4401 Redwood Road in Napa, California. According to information obtained from a different source, “He made you believe in yourself and to know that everything was going to be okay.”
This is one of the tributes to Brother Camillus that was provided by former student Nance Tovar in a recollection that was written by Sam Whiting and published in the San Francisco Chronicle. Brother Camillus was someone who served as a guide, a buddy, a spiritual director, and an instructor in the art of community building. And for almost half a century, he was a contributing member of the Saint Mary’s neighborhood. https://www.sfchronicle.com/…/brother-camillus-chavez…
On June 9 at 10 a.m., the community of Saint Mary’s will pay their respects to Brother Camillus by celebrating the Mass of the Resurrection in the Saint Mary’s Chapel. This will be followed by a reception at the Soda Center, which is located on the campus. Here are details: bit.ly/BrotherCamillus