(Nigeria) Fr. Richard Williams Thiele, C.Ss.R. a missionary from United States of America, recently celebrated his 93rd birthday in the midst of the confreres in Nigeria. Fr. Thiele has been a Novice director and has spent 28 years of his priestly ministry in Nigeria after working for 36 years in Thailand.
For Fr. Thiele, Christmas has always been a favorite season of the year. All his novices would recall seeing him through the window of his fluorescent illuminated office on December evenings listening to Christmas classics. He would go to great lengths to make sure the Christmas CRIB was beautifully decorated every year.
In the video below Fr. Thiele sings a hearty “Holy Night” to his beloved infant Jesus in the Redeemer house chapel, Ibadan.