The January 26th 2018, Monsignor François Fleischmann, a great servant of the Teams of Our Lady and the cause for canonisation of Father Caffarel, left us.
"Mgr. François Fleischmann was Spiritual Counsellor to the international Leading Team from 2000 to 2006. During this mandate, he was the instigator of the launching of the cause for canonisation of Father Henri Caffarel with Marie-Christine and Gérard de Roberty, in 2003. From the very beginning, he contributed to the development of the opening procedure of the cause with his advice and experience. Then as Chancellor of the Diocese of Paris, he participated in the elaboration of all the official documents pertaining to the cause. Above all, he was behind the digitalisation of all Father Caffarel texts: editorials in all the magazines and revues, his speeches, and diverse texts. He was an irreplaceable connoisseur of Father Caffarel’s written works and his thinking. He had studied L’Anneau d’Or in particular, as he showed in his talk at the Henri Caffarel. Prophet of Our Times Colloquium in December 2017. Mgr. Fleischmann was an active counsellor within the association of the Friends of Father Caffarel and had accepted to help with the work on the Positio. Indeed, he was great support for Father Paul-Dominique Marcovits, Editor of the cause, and for Marie-Christine Genillon."
Les Amis du Père Caffarel
A Tribute to Mgr. François Fleischmann by Tó & Zé Moura Soares
We are assembled today to pay tribute to Monsignor François Fleischmann, who is no longer physically with us, but who, through his manner of being, his works and the memories he left us, will always be present…
The wisdom with which he enriched the Teams of Our Lady Movement during his mission as Spiritual Counsellor to the International Leading Team, from 2000 to 2006, and his commitment marked by discernment in the service of the Cause for Canonisation of Father Caffarel will always remain a remarkable contribution to the procedure underway.
As Counsellor to the Association of the Friends of Father Caffarel, he greatly contributed to the success of the international Colloquia on Father Caffarel that were held at the Collège de Bernardins in Paris in 2010 and in 2017.
Monsignor Fleischmann was someone of great discretion and humility, despite his great talent and culture; he always knew how to communicate strong and inspired words that profoundly marked us in our lives.
Personally, we have many wonderful memories of his friendly presence and of the benevolent way in which he expressed his ideas. Furthermore, he always was quick to respond to our calls.
The Teams of Our Lady Movement are very grateful for his devotion, serenity and inestimable competency and are united in prayer for this great Servant of God.
Paris, February 2nd, 2018 – Montparnasse Cemetery
Tó & Zé Moura Soares
Testimonials are flooding in, and we would like to share with you particularly that of Father José Jacinto Ferreira de Farias, scj, Spiritual Counsellor to the International Leading Team.