Rev Reginald Lummer

Rev Reginald Lummer

Birth
South Australia, Australia
Death 26 Feb 1959 (aged 87)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 15906178 · View Source
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Born: Leo Theodore Lummer

S/O Herman Lummer and Rosalie Wiekert

Born in Penworthan, South Australia. When he was twenty-six he sailed to England. He professed his Passionist vows on July 22, 1898 and received the religious name Reginald. He was ordained a priest on December 20, 1902. He worked in Australia preaching missions and retreats until 1916. The World War I conflict led him to come to the United States. He arrived on September 14, 1916 in Los Angeles, California. He stayed at the Roslyn Hotel there and then proceeded to San Diego, California to see the area. Eventually he made his way to the east coast where he became a member of the eastern province. For seven years he was a very active preacher of missions as well as a preacher in the Brighton, Massachusetts retreat house . In 1923 he became a United States citizen but at the same time returned to Australia where he had been elected as superior of the Passionist community in Goulborn. He traveled by train from New York to Vancouver, British Columbia and then on to Australia. A short time later he was named Master of Novices in Australia. After fulfilling that responsibility he stayed as a preacher in Australia and then in February 1935 returned to the United States where he conducted a laymen's retreat at Sierra Madre. After that he was a preacher on the west coast. He also lectured a great deal about Australia. For example, he gave a talk, "A Voice From Australia," in June 1935 in Marshalltown, Iowa. His papers showed that he was interested in numerous topics of the day such as the labor issue, birth control, spiritualism. He was an ardent foe of communism. He had a love for poetry. In his later years some of this excitement for travel and preaching might have been hard to detect as he was more reserved. Part of this was due to health. He received permission to say Mass while sitting down.


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  • Created by: Earl Abbe
  • Added: 27 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15906178
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Reginald Lummer (11 Apr 1871–26 Feb 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15906178, citing Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center Cemetery, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Earl Abbe (contributor 46843447) .