“A Priest eaten by Others”
General House of the Passionists, Rome, Italy
50 years of Priesthood of Fr. Vincenzo Carletti, CP (1966-2016)
The Community of Sts. John and Paul, Rome joins Fr. Vincenzo Carletti, the General Econome in thanking God for 50 years of Priestly Ministry.
To mark the occasion, on Monday 29 February at 19:00 hours, the community gathered in the Chapel of the Holy Founder where Fr. Vincenzo presided over the Eucharistic Celebration. Besides thanking God for the gift of his priesthood, during his homily he thanked all the Passionists who accompanied him from the time he joined the Congregation, especially his own classmates, Fr. Fernando Taccone, Fr. Lorenzo Baldella and Fr. Pasquale Giamberardini. A special thanks was extended to the brothers in Indonesia whom he said helped form him as a priest. He also thanked the Superior General and his Council as well as the Community of Sts. John and Paul’s, Rome.
Referring to the title of a book “A Priest eaten by Others”, he said that every priest is called to conform himself to Christ, a Priest and Victim, to become food for others.
The Eucharist was followed by a fraternal gathering in the “Sala dei Papi” during which the community congratulated Fr. Vincenzo and wished him many more years of fruitful ministry as a Passionist Priest.
A Brief Sketch of Fr. Vincenzo’s Priestly ministry
Fr. Vincenzo was ordained on 26 February, 1966 in the Shrine of St. Gabriel at Isola del Gran Sasso. Not long after his ordination he left for Indonesia where he spent 30 years of his priestly life in various places and capacities.
From 1990 to 1995 he taught theology in the Religious Consortium in Malang and from 1995 to 2011 he was Econome of the Province in Indonesia.
From 1979-1988 he served in the General Curia as the Secretary General of the Mission.
Currently he is serving as the General Econome of the Congregation.