Fr. Robert Sum O.S.B., PhD passed into eternal life on Tuesday, August 16. Arrangements are as follows:
The Reception of the Body and the Vigil St. Procopius Abbey Church Friday, August 19, 2011 7:00 p.m.
The Mass of Christian Burial St. Procopius Abbey Church Saturday, August 20, 2011 10:30 a.m.
Fr. Bob entered St. Procopius Abbey in 1997 and in 2005 was ordained a priest. He has served as Director of Campus Ministry at Benet since 2006. Prior to entering the Abbey, Fr. Bob was a computer scientist, earning a PhD from the University of Illinois and working for General Electric.
As Director of Campus Ministry, Fr. Bob directed all the non-academic, faith-related programs from All-School Masses and retreats to various programs run by peer ministers according to their own interests.
Fr. Bob had a great love of music and enjoyed singing and composing music as well as playing various instruments. This past year he performed with the Guitar Club and with other faculty in the finale of this year’s Variety Show.