23 DECEMBER

 

 

LUIGI FONTANA (priest)

 

BORN: Lisignago, Trento 12.02.1893

ORDINATION: Roma - 1918

DECEASED: Trento 23.12.1982

AGE: 89

 

He realised the Stigmatine missionary charism in assisting the emigrants. Immediately after his ordination he offered himself to the superiors for this service. After having been sent to USA he became parish priest of Milford where he got involved with many Italian families. He was engaged in similar pastoral activities in White Plains and Lynn. He then went to Canada at Timmins where he stayed for almost 25 years. His work among those Italian families left a very great amount of good that was praised by everybody, and his departure was very much regretted. As a pastor he was energetic but fatherly and full of initiatives. He realized many projects that witnessed his varied talents.

 

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