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FV.JPG    FRIAR VOLANTINO VERDE of JESUS and MARY (transitional DEACON) 

TASKS:
For the pfsgm Community

- Founder of the pfsgm (1999), canonically approved ad ex. on 30 May 2014 and definitively on 31 May 2019

- Servant General pfsgm (since 2022)

- Founder of the adp-vv groups of prayer in Italy

- Founder of the adp-vv groups of prayer in Portugal

- Founder of the adp-vv groups of prayer in the USA

- Founder of the adp-vv fpd Lay Missionaries (2019; Missionary Association adp-vv fpd as of 01 February 2021)

- Coordinator of the pfgm formation in Italy, Mexico, and the USA

- Inventor and Editor of the Official pfsgm websites www.fratipoveri.net and www.suorepovere.net (since 2007)

 

For the Diocese

- Transitional deacon at the diocesan Cathedral (since October 20, 2015)

- Responsible for the "San Corrado" soup kitchen (since December 2015)

 

FORMATION, Academic and Religious:

- 12 July 2006: Diploma at the Classical School "B. Telesio" in Cosenza (CS)

- 07 October 2011: Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome

- 15 October 2013: Licentiate in Fundamental Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome (RM)

- Has completed the Basic and Three-Year Religious formation (6.5 years) stipulated by the current Ratio Formationis (as of 14 October 2005)

- Perpetually professed since 14 October 2005

BRIEF PROFILE and LANGUAGES (for evangelization):
His conversion began towards the end of 1995. Formerly an atheist and a motorcycle aficionado, he left everything (including 10 workers, a large body-building gym, and a disco pub of 1500 associates) - with nothing but the Grace of God and his good will - to try to carry out the project that God has put on his heart. In addition to Italian, he can communicate in Spanish and French; he is also gradually acquiring spoken English during his yearly canonical visits to the United States of America. To read his complete testimony, click here.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
email:  fratevolantino@gmail.com
Tel:  0039 3319088420
Facebook:  Fra Volantino, fondatore e Servo Gen. dei Frati e Suore poveri - Approvati (pagina Uff.)

 

 

 

  

FG.JPG  FRIAR GIUSEPPE M. (PRIEST since 1 April 2017)

 

TASKS

For the pfsgm Community

- Vice Servant General of the Little Friars of Jesus and Mary (as of 16 July 2014)

- Board Member pfsgm

- Vice for pfgm vocations in Italy

- Rector for Priestly Formation pfgm in Italy (since 9 March 2018)

 

For the Diocese

- Parochial Vicar (since October 2020)

 

FORMATION, Academic and Religious:

- 13 July 1999: Diploma in Programming at ITC "G. Garibaldi" (Marsala, TP)

- 2000-2003: Studied music at the University of Palermo "Literature and Philosophy" -  indirizzo DAMS 
- 30 June 2010: Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Calabrian Theological Institute San Pio X of Catanzaro 
- 23 June 2014: Licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome.
- 22 June 2016: completed the Lectio Coram (year of preparation for the Doctorate) and was declared ready for the doctorate at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome)

- obtaining Doctorate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome (since 13 January 2020)

- Has completed the Basic and Three-Year Religious formation (6.5 years) stipulated by the current Ratio Formationis (as of 23 February 2010)

- Perpetually professed since 23 February 2010

 

BRIEF PROFILE and LANGUAGES (for evangelization): 

His conversion began around 2003. An ex-atheist and a master musician, he spent his youth far from God in search of the pleasures of the world; but after an encounter with a member of our community who struck him with his disarming simplicity, he decided - after careful reflection - to leave everything and give himself totally to the Lord. In addition to Italian, he writes in two ancient languages - Hebrew and Greek - and has studied Akkadian, Aramaic, and classical Arabic, and has attained level B in English, French, and German, To read his complete testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

email:   fragiuseppemg@gmail.com
Tel:  0039 3662571469
Facebook:  Giuseppe Maria (Profilo Uff.)

  

 

 

   

 

   FRIAR FRANCESCO MARIA

TASKS:

For the pfsgm Community
- Student

 

For the Diocese

- Sacristan and in pastoral service at the parish (since October 2018)

 

FORMATION, Academic and Religious:

- 2013-2014: Diploma Tecnico dell'Industria del Mobile e dell'Arredamento Institute of Secondary Instruction “Galilei-Campailla” (Modica, RG)
- 2015-2017: Two years of philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome

- June 2021: Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome

- Obtaining Licentiate in pastoral Theology and human mobility at the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome (since September 2021)

- Has completed the Basic and Three-Year Religious formation (6.5 years) stipulated by the current Ratio Formationis pfsgm (as of 25 March 2021)

- Perpetually professed since 25 March 2021

 

BRIEF PROFILE and LANGUAGES (for evangelization):
Having returned to himself after a period of wandering far from the Lord and His Church, he felt a strong desire to live the Gospel in poverty, after the manner of St. Francis of Assisi. He began to have different vocational experiences, until he encountered the Little Friars of Jesus and Mary and felt a "fire in his heart" burning within him (cf. Lk. 24:32) - so much so that he immediately asked to talk to the founder and to have an experience with the community as soon as possible (though he was advised to finish obtaining his degree since he had almost completed his studies). In addition to Italian, he is starting to be able to communicate in English and French. To read his complete testimony, click here [Italian].


CONTACT INFORMATION:
email:  frafrancescomariacleopa@gmail.com
Tel:  0039 3383198748
Facebook:  Fra Francesco Maria Cleopa (Profilo pers.)

 

 

 

 

   FRIAR BERNARD MARIA

TASKS:

For the pfsgm Community
- Cook (since 2018)

- Sacrestan

 

For the Diocese

- Volunteer at the "San Corrado" soup kitchen (since October 2017)

 

FORMATION, Academic and Religious:

- 15 December 1992: Diploma as Sommelier

- 15 June 1992: Diploma of Qualification in Hotel Services

- Has completed the Basic Religious formation (as of 12 May 2020) and is completing the first year of the Three-Year formation stipulated by the current Ratio Formationis pfsgm

- Temporarily professed, first year

 

BRIEF PROFILE and LANGUAGES (for evangelization):

His conversion began in 2016. With a background as a sommelier and a professional cook - first on military ships and then on cruise ships - he has travelled the world far and wide. Friar Bernard is now the cook of the Poor Friars wherever he goes! Now, he also travels the world hitchhiking, 'taking nothing for the journey' (cf. Luke 10:14), together with the other members of the community, in order to serve another kind of food: the spiritual foot! In addition to Italian, he writes and speaks French and English, and can communicate in Spanish and Portuguese. He is also studying Russian on his own. To read his complete testimony, click here.

 

CONTACT:

email: frabernardomariagiovanni@gmail.com

facebook: Tudisco Roberto (Personal Profile - Italian)

     

 

 

 

   FRIAR STEFANO MARIA (guest)

 

TASKS:

For the pfsgm Community

- Assistant Sacristan (since 1 June 2017)

- Assistant for cleaning and laundry (since June 2017)

- Assistant gardener (since June 2017)

 

For the diocese

- Volunteer at the "San Corrado" soup kitchen (since October 2017)

 

FORMATION, Academic and Religious:

- 2004-2006 Attended the Institute of Accounting at San Giovanni Rotondo and in Modica

- Is completing the Basic Religious Formation (3.5 years) stipulated by the Ratio Formationis pfsgm

- Novice pfgm


BRIEF PROFILE and LANGUAGES (for evangelization):
From childhood he felt the calling of Jesus within; when he was older, he began to have different vocational experiences, but in none of these did he find the joy and the peace which he desired. Almost discouraged, after much searching and suffering, he was about to consider giving up the whole idea, when finally one day he heard (and then encountered in person) some of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary  at the Cathedral in Noto - and his life gradually changed, so much so as to amaze not only his family but also the parish priest who had accompanied him along his journey. To read his complete testimony, click here.


CONTACT INFORMATION:
email:  frastefanomariapio@gmail.com

 

 

   

 

 

 FRATELLO NURION (Aspirant)

 

 

TASKS:

For the pfsgm Community

- Vice for cleaning

 

FORMATION, Academic and Religious:

- 2002: Diploma from Andon Zako Cajupi in Tirana (Albania)

- 2007: Degree in Jurisprudence

- 2008: Licensed in administrative and criminal civil law

- 2011: 2-year specialization in criminal juridical studies, criminal procedure, and criminology

- Is completing the Basic Religious Formation stipulated by the Ratio Formationis pfsgm (since 2021)

- Aspirant since August 2021


BRIEF PROFILE and LANGUAGES (for evangelization):
At the age of 11, through the Oratory of the Orionini Fathers in Elbasan (his hometown in Albania), he came to know the Catholic faith and received the sacraments of Christian initiation. His baptismal name is Gioacchino. Ever since he was an adolescent he felt a special calling to consecrated life (which, for many years, he ignored). In 2016 he began a journey of formation with the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), but over the course of this formational journey he realized that the fulness of his calling was to live the Gospel in a radical way, in word and (especially) in deed - which he found he was able to do in the Community of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary. To read his complete testimony, click here.


CONTACT INFORMATION:

email: nurionsulaop@gmail.com

  

 

 

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