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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|

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|

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|

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|

April 15, Solemnity of San Cesare de Bus

padre Sergio La Pegna, dc The Superior General Dearest brothers and friends, We still have fresh in our minds and hearts the great celebration of 15 May 2022 when, in one of the most numerous canonisation ceremonies of all time, Pope Francis proclaimed 10 new saints, including our own César de Bus. In this annual Message for his liturgical feast, I deem it fitting to recall a fundamental aspect of his life and mission: being a catechist. Pope Francis, with [...]

By |2023-03-31T19:05:56+02:0031 March 2023|Italy|

Cesar De Bus International Seminar reopens

The Cesare de Bus International Seminary reopened on Sunday 6 February, in Rome, in via Aurelia 1100. It was started in 1993 by Father Luciano Mascarin, then Superior General. Riapre nel segno della speranza perché la Congregazione possa vivere una nuova stagione di vocazioni, anche grazie alla canonizzazione di padre Cesare. La nuova comunità, formata dai padri Dieudonné, Paolo e Protais, il professo Martin e i postulanti Bikas, Nestor, Paschal e Samson, ha iniziato la sua vita nel Seminario accompagnata [...]

By |2022-03-14T10:15:40+01:0011 March 2022|Italy|

A year with César De Bus

Cycle of conferences in Cavaillon to get to know the holy catechist Cavaillon, the birthplace of César de Bus, celebrates, with a cycle of six conferences in the Salle du Moulin Saint-Julien, the founder of the Doctrinary Fathers, born on 3 February 1544 and recognized as a saint in 2021. First appointment on November 20 at 2.30 pm with “César De Bus and the Catholic Reformation in France”. Nicole Lemaitre, professor emeritus at the Sorbonne University School of History, [...]

By |2023-10-23T16:19:32+02:0026 October 2021|France|

Cesare De Bus, the holy catechist founder of the Doctrinaries

Interview with Father Sergio La Pegna, Superior General of the Congregation of the Fathers of Christian Doctrine The Congregation of the Fathers of Christian Doctrine has its roots in the first half of 1500: on Sunday 3 February 1544 in Cavaillon, near Avignon in France, Cesare de Bus was born. After an adolescence that saw him in the military and then at the court of the king of France, in 1575 he rediscovered the faith and in 1582 he was [...]

By |2021-10-27T13:56:56+02:008 July 2021|Italy|
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