Roberto Busa SI (1913-2011). In memoriam
Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 60, Issue 142 (jul-dec), 2011, pages 401-402
On August 9, Fr. Roberto Busa SJ died. Characteristically, he would say that at 99, he liked to count them as they started. Father Roberto always looked forward: he was a pioneer, also in recent years, and his originality was that of the wise explorer, scholar, who glimpses the future on the summit of the past. Now, this good and faithful servant contemplates, beyond time, the eternal novelty of God, “my boss, and next to St. Thomas,” as he said in his last hours, serenely and with his usual good humor.