9 OCTOBER

 

COSTANTINO TOGNONI (priest)

 

BORN:

Rio Pardo (S.P.) – 22.2.1921

FIRST PROFESSION:

22.11.1938

ORDAINED:

Aparecida do Norte – 22.7.1945

DIED:

Rio Claro (S. Cruz) – 9.10.1965

AGE: 45

 

He completed his studies at Rio Claro, Ribeirão Preto and S. Paulo. He obtained the degree in pedagogy at Campinas.  He taught the professed students and was superior in Ribeirão Preto.  He was first provincial councillor and after provincial superior. In 1958 he was elected  general councillor and went to Rome.

At the end of 1964 he returned to Brazil to be provincial for the second time. He was tragically killed in the accident of a lift that broke and fell to the ground from the bell tower of the church of S. Cruz in Rio Claro. He died together with Fr Di Leonardo and one builder.

 

 

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