A true Spiritual Father.
(23 May 1911 – 30 April 2010)
Professed in the Abbey of Metten 17 May 1931;
Ordained priest 25 August 1935;
Elected Abbot of Metten 3 November 1966;
Received the abbatial blessing 10 December 1966;
Secretary of the Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes 8 September 1971;
Named Titular Archbishop of Satriano 6 January 1972;
consecrated 13 February 1972 at Rome,
in Saint Peter`s Basilica,
by His Holiness Pope Paul VI,
Bernard Jan Cardinal Alfrink, Archbishop of Utrecht,
and by William Cardinal Conway, Archbishop of Armagh.
Pro-Prefect of the Congregation for the Sacraments
and of the Congregation for Divine Worship 8 April 1984.
Cardinal Deacon of San Anselmo all`Aventino 25 May 1985.
Prefect of the Congregation for the Sacraments
and of the Congregation for Divine Worship 27 May 1985;
resigned as Prefect of both Congregations 1 July 1988.
President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei
from 2 July 1988 to 1 July 1991.
Cardinal Priest of the Title of San Anselmo all`Aventino 29 January 1996.
et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace.