To leave the Order, which has been my home — where I have lived and breathed — it isn’t easy. It’s hard for a sinner like myself, who has lived in the Carmelite Order as my “maternal home”, to leave the Teresian Carmel where I’ve received everything.Bishop Oswaldo Azuaje, O.C.D.
On his episcopal ordination, 2007
(19 October 1951 – 8 January 2021)
We express our deepest condolences to the entire family of the Teresian Carmel in Venezuela as they mourn the untimely death of their brother, Bishop Cástor Oswaldo Azuaje Pérez, O.C.D. of the Diocese of Trujillo, Venezuela. We invite you to read our obituary and learn more about the life and ministry of this great Carmelite.
Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of Bishop Oswaldo Azuaje:
you are the glory of those who serve you.
Look lovingly on our departed brother,
united in following Christ and his Mother
by the waters of baptism and the bonds of Carmel.
In your mercy
grant him everlasting sight of you,
his Creator and Redeemer.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.