The Passionist Family joyfully announces the diaconate ordination of Confr. Federico of Jesus (MAPRAES) by the imposition of hands of Rt. Rev. Michele Seccia, bishop of Teramo-Atri. It was held in the sanctuary of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows on Saturday, 16 April 2016 at 17:00.

In 2005, after a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Federico had a strong experience of communion and fraternity and a special encounter with Jesus. Upon his return home and after having rediscovered the path within the fabric of the Church, he began to wonder if the Lord wanted from him a more radical way of life. Thus in 2007 he began a process of discernment with the Passionists, which led to his first profession of vows and then to the diaconate awaiting priestly ordination.