Farewell to Fr. Secondo Casarotto 

Arcugnano (Vicenza – Italia) 20/04/1941
Lanham (Maryland – USA) 19/03/2017

Fr. Secondo Casarotto passed away on March 19, 2017, at the Doctors Community Hospital of Lanham (Maryland – USA). Our sentiments to the sister of Fr. Secondo, Sr. Maria Teresa Casarotto, who is a religious nun in Italy.

His funeral will take place at Our Lady of Pompei Church in New York this Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:00 am and he will join our deceased confreres at Calvary Cemetery, NY.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the confreres who have visited and given support to Fr. Secondo while he was in the hospital.  May our merciful Father welcome Fr. Secondo in his Kingdom. Let us offer our prayers for him.

Ordination to the Priesthood of Nguyen Van Hoang

Saturday, April 30th, 2016, Fr. Nguyen Van Hoang, destined to our Province, was ordained to the priesthood at St. Nino de Violago Chapel, in Quezon City, Philippines. Welcome, Fr. Hoang!

Ordination to the Priesthood of Juan Manuel Lopez Garcia

Fr. Juan Manuel Lopez Garcia was ordained priest on April 16, 2016 at Parish San José de San Julián, Jalisco, México. The 1st Mass was celebrated at Señor de la Misericordia, on April 17, 2016. We welcome Fr. Juan Manuel to our Province and keep him and his ministry in our prayers!

 

Ordination to the Priesthood of Felimon Rodriguez Sixtos

Fr. Felimón Rodríguez Sixtos, c.s. was ordained to the priesthood on February 6, 2016 in the Parish of San Jerónimo in Irámuco, Guanajuato, Mexico. Felimón was born in the same state of México in a family of six children. He has lived the experience of migration very closely because he migrated to the United States. Fr. Felimón has been assigned to Province St Charles Borromeo. We thank God for the great blessing that he gives us each day. Congratulation and blessings to Fr. Felimón and his family.

 

Ordenación Sacerdotal de Felimón Rodríguez Sixtos

Padre Felimón Rodríguez Sixtos, c.s. fue ordenado sacerdote el día 6 de Febrero de 2016 en la Parroquia de San Jerónimo de Irámuco, Guanajuato, México. Felimón nació y creció en Irámuco, Gto., México en una familia tradicionalmente mexicana. Vivió de cerca la experiencia de la migración porque él mismo tuvo que emigrar hacia los Estados Unidos, al estado de Chicago. P. Felimón ha sido asignado a la Provincia San Carlos Borromeo y por esto damos gracias a Dios por las bendiciones que nos brinda todos los días. Muchas felicidades y bendiciones al P. Felimón y a toda su familia.

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Letter “Credible Prophets and Believers”, Fr. Alessandro Gazzola, c.s.

Letter “Credible Prophets and Believers”, Fr. Alessandro Gazzola, c.s.
“What does a painter do if he wants to faithfully portray a beloved person on canvass?He keeps his eyes constantly fixed on that person so as not to make one stroke of the brush that does not help in depicting some trait of the original.In some way, this is what we have to do.All our thoughts, all our words, all our actions, all our aspirations, all our dispositions, all our suffering must be strokes of the brush that form and depict in us some trait of the life of Jesus Christ.” (Blessed J. B. Scalabrini)
Dear Confrères,
After two years since the beginning of my mandate as Superior General of our Religious Family, I feel the desire to share with you some thoughts I’ve been holding on to all through this time and which have become more consistent as I get more and more acquainted with Scalabrinian reality around the world. The content of this letter follows,and seeks to develop,what has been proposed to us in this “Year of Consecrated Life“, which Pope Francis has inaugurated on November 29, 2014.
The reason for this letter
This letter wants to be a contribution to personal and community reflections on our being persons consecrated to the Lord in the apostolic service with and for the migrants… (access the complete letter here: credible prophets and believers)
Carta “Profetas Creyentes Y Dignos de Fe”, P. Alessandro Gazzola, c.s.     
¿Qué hace un pintor que quiere retratar fielmente sobre lienzo algún ser querido? Siempre mantiene sus ojos en esa persona, para no dar pincelada que no sirva para dibujar los tratos originales. Así es, de cierta manera, lo que tenemos que hacer. Es necesario que todos nuestros pensamientos, nuestras palabras, que todas nuestras acciones, que todos nuestros deseos, todas nuestras provisiones, que todos nuestros sufrimientos, sean como tantas pinceladas que forman y expresan en nosotros alguna semejanza con la vida de Jesucristo “.(Beato J.B. Scalabrini)
Queridos cohermanos,
A dos años del comienzo de mi mandato como Superior general de nuestra Familia religiosa, siento el deseo de compartir con ustedes algunas reflexiones, que me acompañaron en todo este tiempoy que fueron teniendo mayor consistencia con mi progresivo y mayor conocimiento de la realidad scalabriniana en el mundo. El contenido de esta carta acompaña y quiere ampliar lo que se propone en este “Año de la Vida Consagrada”, que Papa Francisco promulgó el 29 de noviembre de 2014.
El motivo de esta carta
Quiere ser una contribución a la reflexión personal y comunitaria acerca de nuestra consagración al Señor en el servicio apostólico con y para los migrantes… (acceso a la carta completa aquí: profetas creyentes y dignos de fe)