February 26st

 

 

FRANCESCO GRILLO (priest)

 

BIRTH:

Ampezzo Carnico, UD October 17, 1870

ORDINATION:

Udine June 9, 1895

FIRST PROFESSION:

February 22, 1921

DEATH:

Udine February 26, 1949

AGE: 79

 

He worked with great zeal among the diocesan clergy for 25 years. He was for a long time in Orsaria and S. Michele del Friuli (Udine).  In 1916 he was elected bishop of Pesaro, but he renounced this privilege and humbly decided instead to enter our congregation.  After his profession he was given various ministries: he was administrator of our apostolic house and of the general house in Rome and in Pavia.

In 1927 he was transferred to Udine and from 1932 he was rector of the church of St Pietro Martire.  He died quietly in our house in Udine and had solemn funerals with great participation of all the city and province, where he was much known and esteemed.

 

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