GIOVANNI AVI (priest)
After final profession he went to Brazil to conclude his theological studies at Rio Claro and Ribeirão Preto.
He spent his first years of ministry in Campinas, Casa Branca and Morrinhos. He was parish priest and superior in Ituiutaba from 1944 to 1950 then again from 1952 to 1965, where he left a strong remembrance of his organising skills.
He was of a kind character, sociable and an optimist. He approached the sick and the lapsed with an open heart, dealing respectfully with everybody.
In 1965 he had to leave for the USA to assist his sick mother. He stayed for some time in Los Angeles and then he left for Timmins in Canada. While trying to get acquainted with the new set up he was caught by a sudden death. He left to his Stigmatine confreres a lasting impression of being always available for any service.
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