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Doctrinaries: Father Sergio La Pegna confirmed Superior General

The 76th General Chapter of the Congregation of the Fathers of Christian Doctrine (Doctrinaries), meeting in Morlupo (Rome), re-elected Father Sergio La Pegna as Superior General. The Chapter also elected General Councilors: Fr. Vincenzo De Martino, p. Luis Gonzaga Bolinelli, p. Dieudonné Nyamweru and Fr. Binay Kumar Guria. Those elected will remain in office for the next six years. Father Sergio La Pegna (51 years old), is originally from Vittoria (Ragusa, Italy) and served as Superior General from 2018 to [...]

By |2024-04-16T18:45:37+02:0016 April 2024|Italy|

Three new Doctrinaries priests

Today 15 April at 5pm, in the general church of Santa Maria Monticelli in Rome, the Congregation of the Doctrinaries experienced the priestly ordination of the deacons Ezéchiel Hakizimana, Gilbert Bigirimana and Benjiamin Irakoze. During the celebration it was Msgr. Vilson Dias de Oliveira, doctrinaire bishop of Limeira in Brazil, to lay his hands on the new priests, originally from Burundi.

By |2024-04-15T20:21:23+02:0015 April 2024|Burundi, Italy|

On April 12, Father Cesar catechist: meeting at the Salesian University

“The charisma and passion for catechesis of San Cesar de Bus. Family instructions between memory and prospective current events” is the theme of the meeting promoted by the Catechesis Institute of the Salesian Pontifical University from 3pm to 6pm on 12 April in the Sala Vecchi of the University in Piazza dell'Ateneo Salesiano 1, in Rome. After the short opening video – which tells the story of Saint Caesar and the Doctrinaries, the same one that can be seen in [...]

By |2024-04-09T16:53:23+02:009 April 2024|Italy|

The Chapter began in Morlupo

After the day of preparation in reflection with prayer led by Father Emmanuele Marigliano, Prior of the Cistercian Monastery of Pra d'Mill (CN), the 76th General Chapter of the Doctrinaries Fathers began on 5 April in Morlupo, near Rome with the report of Father Sergio La Pegna, Superior General, and the Delegates of Italy-France, Brazil, India and Burundi. “The Spirit will guide you and announce you (cf. Jn 16, 13-14). Consecrated Doctrinaries like Saint Caesar: for our significant presence in [...]

By |2024-04-07T11:04:50+02:007 April 2024|Italy|

76th Chapter of the Doctrinaries underway

The 76th General Chapter of the Congregation of Doctrinaries opens today, 4 April, in Morlupo (Rome) and will end on 18 April “The Spirit will guide you and announce you (cf. Jn 16, 13-14). Consecrated Doctrinaries like Saint Caesar: for our significant presence in the Dioceses "is the theme that the Fathers will address during the chapter days. The General Chapter will also be called to elect the new Superior General and the Council. Father Sergio La Pegna, Superior General, [...]

By |2024-04-04T14:14:12+02:004 April 2024|Italy|

In Salerno the conference “The church of the Holy Family” by Paolo Portoghesi and Vittorio Gigliotti”

Antonella Lamberti The conference "The church of the Holy Family by Paolo Portoghesi and Vittorio Gigliotti" on 25 November 2023, strongly supported by the parish priest Rocco Caruso and the parish community of Fratte, is part of a series of events to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening for worship of the church dedicated to the Holy Family and entrusted to the Doctrinaries Fathers. There were important guests at the round table and many citizens of the neighborhood who [...]

By |2024-02-26T10:19:52+01:0026 February 2024|Italy|

Father Battista Previtali returned to the Father’s house

Father Battista Previtali returned to the Father's house on Friday 20 October. The funeral was celebrated in Rome, in the parish of Sant'Andrea Apostolo, via Cassia 731, on Monday 23 October at 11am and Tuesday 24 October at 3pm, in Bonate Sopra in the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta. Father Battista Previtali was born in Bonate Sopra (BG) on 22 January 1934. Having entered the Congregation of Doctrinaries in 1946, he was ordained a priest in Varallo Sesia (VC) [...]

By |2023-10-23T17:56:15+02:0023 October 2023|Italy|

Father Giorgio Levorato priest for fifty years

by Graziella Lanz and Valeria Bellinato Celebration for the fiftieth anniversary of Father Giorgio Levorato's priesthood on Sunday 24 September in the Archpriest church of Vigonza, where he was consecrated on the same day in 1973 by Monsignor Girolamo Bortignon, bishop of Padua. Present at the concelebration, presided over by Father Giorgio himself, were, among other priests, the parish priest of Vigonza Don Alessandro Spiezia, the Superior General of the Doctrinaries, Father Sergio La Pegna, Father Gustavo Silveira of San [...]

By |2023-10-23T17:50:21+02:0023 October 2023|Italy|

Liturgical Feast of Saint Caesar

Celebration of the liturgical feast of Saint Caesar in the second week of Easter between 16 and 17 May, in the Doctrinaries Communities in Italy and France. Renewal of vows in Pontecorvo, in Sant’Andrea apostolo and in Santa Maria in Monticelli in Rome, in the parish of Madonna Assunta in Vittoria which also celebrated the 37 years of priesthood of Father Giuseppe Giunta and in Gesù Nazareno, where the bishop of Turin Roberto Repole presided over Sunday Mass and [...]

By |2023-10-23T16:15:00+02:0017 May 2023|France, Italy|

April 17 in Pontecorvo renewal of religious vows

San Cesare de Bus died on Easter night, April 15, 1607, and his last words were: «Tomorrow is Easter, for me it will be twice!!», announcing his encounter with God. Almost always the anniversary of the his death coincides with the Easter season and, this year, during the Easter octave. The celebration of the feast has therefore been postponed to April 17th. In Pontecorvo the community of San Marco gathered in prayer and took part in the renewal of the [...]

By |2023-04-21T18:33:47+02:0021 April 2023|Italy|
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