"November 30, 2022 - Dearest Fr. Orville, It is with great sadness that I communicate to you the passing of Fr. Rodolfo G. Patiag. After his visit to his relatives in Palawan for a blessing and upon arriving in SABV last Monday afternoon – November 28, he was in pain and could hardly walk because of swelling of his (both) knees caused by allergy. Apparently, the swelling is associated with gout and arthritis as he expressed in his text message to me last November 26. From the time of his arrival in the Village, he remained in his room and was advised by me, if he likes to go to the hospital. He said that he will observe first and take the medicines that was prescribed by the doctor. This morning (November 30, 2022) at 8:30 AM, when I visited him in his room to see his situation, I discovered him on the floor, face-down and with his bent body. I tried to check his pulse but he has none.
Afterwards, we ask a physician to verify and identify the possible cause of his death. Accordingly, the physician, upon assessing Fr. Rodolfo, has identified CARDIAC ARREST as the cause of death."
Let us pray for the eternal repose of our confrere and remember as well in prayers his bereaved family.
This message was forwarded to the General Superior and Secretary, with the confreres of the St.
Matthew Province furnished – requesting them to pray for the eternal repose of the confrere, and to
remember as well in prayers the departed’s bereaved family.