THOUGHT FOR TODAY BY
ST. ANTHONY ZACCARIA
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2017 September Intention
On the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Fr. Giovanni Semeria
That we may know how to develop communion amid differences and unity in diversity, remembering that reconciliation bears in itself the strength to free us and turn us toward each other in love and service, in order to re-copy and re-make Jesus Christ. We pray to the Lord.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, appoints Fr. Giovanni Peragine, a Barnabite as apostolic administrator of Southern Albania.
The Pope has appointed as apostolic administrator of Southern Albania the Rev. Fr. Giovanni Peragine, C.R.S.P., currently parish priest of St. Nicholas in Milot, in the archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës, Albania, and president of the Albanese Conference of Major Superiors, elevating him at the same time to the dignity of bishop and assigning him the titular see of Fenice.
Fr. Giovanni Peragine, C.R.S.P.
Fr. Giovanni Peragine was born in Italy in Altamura, Bari, on 25 June 1965.
He entered the “Apostolic School” of the Barnabite Fathers in Altamura on 1 July 1976 where he attended the middle and high schools. He completed his high school examinations at the technico-commercial institute of Bologna.
He entered the house of novices of the Barnabite Fathers in Florence on 15 September 1983, and gave his first vow at in the Congregation of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Barnabites) in the “Mother of Divine Providence” parish in Florence on 23 September 1984.
He carried out his studies in philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Urbanian University of Rome, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology, and a licentiate in biblical theology.
On 17 November 1991 he gave his solemn vow in the Congregation of Clerics Regular of St. Paul, and on 10 March 1993 he was ordained a priest.
He served as parish vicar and head of youth activities at the “Mother of Divine Providence” parish in Florence.
During his stay in Florence, he served for two years as a teacher of religion at the “Collegio alla Querce” of the Barnabite Fathers.
In October 1998 he was sent as a missionary to Albania, where he exercised the apostolate in the “St. Nicholas” parish of Milot, archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës, and head of formation at the local seminary of the Barnabite Fathers.
Since 2002 he has served as pastor of the St. Nicholas parish of Milot, as well as dean of the north zone of the archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës.
Since 2006 he has served as consulter to the provincial council of Barnabite Fathers in the province of central and southern Italy, and since 2009, president of the Albanese Conference of Major Superiors (KSHEL).
From 2009 to 2012 he was provincial vicar of the centre-south province of the Barnabite Fathers.
Since March 2012 he has held the office of president of the Union of European Conferences of Major Superiors (UCESM).
In 2017 the BARNABITE PUBLICATIONS celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria among his notable followers, in adoration of the Eucharist – Reffo, Turin
To commence the celebration of this important event, a DAILY SPIRITUAL THOUGHTS OF ST. ANTHONY MARY ZACCARIA in six (6) languages, namely English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese, will be launched in January 2017.
Our gratitude to the following Barnabite Fathers who will be responsible for preparing the thoughts of St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria in different languages:
~ Fr Rodrigo Nilo, CRSP - Spanish
~ Fr. Luiz Antônio Do Nascimento Pereira, CRSP - Portuguese
~ Fr. Robert Kosek, CRSP - English
~ Fr. Jacek Sambak, CRSP - Polish
~ Fr. John Paul Bahati, CRSP - French
~Fr. AlessandroTirelli, CRSP - Italian
Special thanks to Mr. Michael Demyan who created the templates for this purpose.
To the Barnabite Publications, ad multos annos!
Three members including the founder of the Barnabite Heart to Heart Ministry attended the dedication of the two Mobile Clinics in Manila on June 24, 2016 by Cardinal Tagle.
This video is a brief interview by Fr Robert Kosek# founder of the group, of Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop and president of Caritas of Manila & president of Caritass Interntionale,
and Fr. Anton Ct Pascual, Executive Director of Caritas of Manila.
Cardinal Tagle seeks support for Make Sad Eyes Smile Mobile Clinic Project of the Barnabite Fathers in Manila, Philippines