9 AUGUST

 

 

GIUSEPPE COSTA (priest)

 

 

BORN:    Feldkirch, Vorarlberg (Austria) 27.1.1895

ENTERED:    Capodistria - 1911

ORDAINED:  Rome - 1919

DIED:             Yarmouth, MA 9.8.1977

AGE:              83 

 

He served firstly at S. Croce in Rome as an Assistant parish Priest. In 1922 he left for the USA and for a few years he worked in our houses of formation. Then he was assigned to parish work. He was also appointred superior.  During the Second World War he was a chaplain for the American Army.

He showed a strict but warm character, gentle and peaceful. During the last years of his life he was forced to inactivity due to health problems. He suffered a lot because of this handicap, but he was able to accept it and to bear it with serenity.

 Italian version