Fr. Verplancken Memorial

A bust of our founder Father Luis G. Verplancken stands near the clinic he founded. The inscription on the plaques read as follows: In gratitude to the Father Luis G. Verplancken Aldayturriaga, S.J. December 27,1926-September 26,2004. For his pastoral service to this community and integral concern for the human being. His work and dedication benefited the town of Creel and innumerable Rarámuri indigenous communities. He created the Santa Teresita Clinic and the health, food and water supply brigades. He was a tireless promoter of culture. "The recognition of the native peoples reminds us that we are not the absolute holders of creation ... the indigenous peoples, a wealth for humanity" Pope

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