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Rev Fr Andrew Triche Becnel
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1911
Saint Gabriel
Iberville Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1994
St. Tammany Parish
Louisiana, USA

The Very Rev. Andrew Becnel, O.S.B. died at age 83 years. He was a native of St Gabriel, Louisiana, and a monk of Saint Joseph Abbey in Covington, Louisiana. He graduated from St Joseph Seminary and St Joseph School of Theology in 1932 and entered the Abbey that year. He professed vows as a monk in 1933 and was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood 5 years later. Father Andrew taught Dogmatic Theory to the young monks and Old Testament to the seminarians at St Joseph Seminary until 1969. He was Novice Master for the young monks at different times and from 1953 to 1964 was Prior of the community. Until 1979, Father Andrew also did parish work on weekends, was Chaplain at St Scholastica and St Gertrude Convents and gave retreats and days of recollection. In 1969, Father Andrew went to St Peter Parish in Covington as assistant pastor. Three years later, he was named pastor of the parish. After seven years, he returned to the Abbey as Retreat Master at the Abbey Christian Life Center and as spiritual director in the seminary until 1980. Survivors include a brother, Verney E Becnel Sr of St Gabriel; three sisters, Hilda Martin of Maringouin, Louisiana, Jenny Deane Jones of Laplace, Louisiana, and Elaine Risher of Round Rock, Texas. A Funeral Mass will be said today at 11:15 A.M. in the Abbey church. Burial will be in the Monastery Cemetery.
From obituary, The Times-Picayune 30 Mar 1994 
Family links: 
  Alcee Edward Becnel (1872 - 1959)
  Noemie Triche Becnel (1882 - 1941)
  Alcee E. Becnel (1906 - 1994)*
  Daniel Elmore Becnel (1908 - 1965)*
  Hilda Marie Becnel Martin (1909 - 1998)*
  Andrew Triche Becnel (1911 - 1994)
  Verney E Becnel (1913 - 1996)*
  Elaine B Risher (1916 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Joseph Abbey Cemetery
St. Tammany Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Dwayne Montz
Record added: Aug 02, 2010
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Rev Fr Andrew Triche Becnel
Added by: Dwayne Montz
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