Brother Raphael's Story
The Carmelites mourn the death of Brother Raphael Sutherland, O. Carm., who died at the age of 84, on April 21, at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville, Ill. Raphael was born to (the late) Alphonse Sutherland and (the late) Mildred Adeline (Perry) Sutherland on April 6, 1932, in Gloucester, Mass. His given name at baptism was John Augustus. He is survived by one brother, Vincent; three sisters, Mary, Carole, and Ellen; and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Raymond, Gertrude, Thomas, and Jerome. May he rest in peace.
Visitation for Br. Raphael was held at the National Shrine of St. Therese in Darien, Illinois on Thursday, April 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. with the Funeral Mass celebrated at 7 p.m. Cremation followed the Funeral Mass and the cremains will travel to Gloucester, Mass. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect Street, Gloucester, MA, with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem, Mass. Coalition will follow the service at 6 Howard Road, Gloucester Mass.
Donations in honor of Brother Raphael Sutherland, O. Carm., may be made to the Society of Mount Carmel, 1317 North Frontage Road, Darien, IL 60561, USA. For further information on Brother Raphael Sutherland, O. Carm., or the Order of Carmelites, please contact Carmelite Media at 630-971-0724 or visit the Carmelite website at .