Steinmetz, Ricardo J.Died
I am writing to inform you that Father Ricardo J. Steinmetz, S.J., died January 27, 2012 at Juan Vergara Casas in Mexico City, Mexico. He was 86 years old and a Jesuit for 69 years. He was born in St. Louis on March 2, 1925, and entered the Society of Jesus at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, Missouri, on August 8, 1942. He taught mathematics as a scholastic at Regis High School in Denver, Colorado, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 16, 1955, at St. Mary’s College in Kansas.
Ricardo served at Immaculate Conception Parish and Muffles College in Orange Walk, Belize, from 1957 to 1966. He was then assigned to Mexico City where he served for the remainder of his life. For most of his time in Mexico, he heard confessions at a diocesan retreat house in Atotonilco, Guanajuato, where large groups gather for retreats. Ricardo would hear confessions for eight hours a day while the retreats were in session.
May this dedicated and holy man rest in peace.