Fr. Fidenzio Volpi generously assumed a position of authority within the Institute at the bequest of the Holy Father which he neither asked for or wanted. He did so under extraordinarily difficult circumstances and in the process paid the price by being pilloried in the gauntlet of the Catholic Internet, for the most part by people who did not know him and who knew nothing about the situation with which he was dealing apart from what they read from bloggers with an axe to grind.
I am personally grateful for the sacrifices he selflessly made on behalf of the Church and our Institute. It was a no win situation for him, but he never complained about it. He just continually asked us to do what the Churched asked of us, and gave us an example to follow. He was a good man, and much aligned in the manner of a true follower of Christ.
Please pray for the repose of his soul, and for the good of our Institute. There has already been enough talk and too much sabotage. Now is the time to believe like Catholics and use supernatural means to achieve what can only be a supernatural end, namely, the restoration of unity within our Institute and its perseverance.
Nicely said Father. Still praying.
As I was reading your post Father Angelo, a rendition of “Amazing Grace” came up, and was playing in the background. As I read, my heart just seized at the news, of Father Volpi’s passing. Then, I also felt, almost immediately, the knowledge, that he will wear the martyr’s crown.
Your advice on how to conduct ourselves, now, is so very important….may we pray without ceasing.
God bless you Father, for all you have suffered, as well. May Our Good Lord and Our Good Lady mend your saddened heart.
Always, in the hearts of Jesus and Mary,
+JMJ+ Ave Maria! My family is praying for the repose of his soul, and for the good of your Institute. May God Bless you!
I also join my prayers for the repose of Fr. Fidenzio’s soul and for the good of the Institute.