Brother Jean Sobert, S.C. (Henry J. Sobert), a Brother of the Sacred Heart, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the age of 75. He was a native of Labadieville, LA, and the beloved son of the late Agnes Boudreaux and Henry P. Sobert. He is survived by his sister Jane Sobert Nance and her husband Steve Nance of Centennial, CO, a niece Jennifer Brummel, a nephew Eric Nance, and four great-nieces and six great-nephews.
Brother Jean entered the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in 1953. He started his career in education as a teacher in 1957 at St. Stanislaus, in Bay St. Louis, MS. Following his tenure as vocation director from 1960-68, Brother Jean began a 37-year career in New Orleans, one year at St. Aloysius and 36 at Brother Martin High School. During this time, Brother Jean served as guidance counselor, Director of Student Activities, Director of Admissions, and Director of Development and Alumni.
Brother Jean donated his body to medical science. Relatives, friends, and former students are invited to attend either of two memorial services to commemorate his earthly life and to celebrate his new eternal life.
On Thursday, October 4, 2012, there will be an opportunity to offer condolences from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the James Branton Chapel at Brother Martin High School, 4401 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70122. At 7:30 PM that evening, there will be a prayer service in the chapel to express gratitude for the life of Brother Jean and to pray for his eternal rest and reward.
On Friday, October 5, 2012, at 10:00 AM, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated in the Brother Mark Thornton Terrace of Brother Martin High School, 4401 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70122.
In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Foundation, 4600 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70122.
Bro. Jean’s Times Picayune Article