On August 16, 2015
Fr. Fortunato Ciomei, C.P.
of the Sacred Heart of Mary
has returned to the house of the Lord.
He was 106 years old.
Fr. Fortunato is a member of the “Province of Mary Presented at the Temple” (MAPRAES) in Italy.
He was born on April 9, 1909,
received his religious Passionist vows on October 24, 1926
and was ordained priest on December 23, 1933.
His authentic Passionist life is a constant reminder of the Passion of Jesus.
In addition to being a formator, teacher and superior to several monasteries, he was primarily a preacher of popular missions especially in Sardinia, Italy when he arrived there in 1967.
He is well known for his writings of which are dedicated to models of holiness.
Until the eve of his death he devoted himself particularly to the ministry of confession.
May the Lord count him among the community of the saints!
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