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Basilica of St. FrancisTwo: Chinese Friars to be Ordained December 3

Saturday, December 3 at 5:00 PM the Basilica of St. Francis will witness the ordination of two Chinese friars: Fr. Daniele Li as deacon and Pietro Wenbo Zhao as priest.

Friars Daniel and Pietro belong to the community of friars of the Sacred Convent which “thanks the Lord for enriching the Church and Franciscan Order with the gift of their vocation. Vocations born in China, but nutured in Assisi, in the shadow of Saint Francis.”

“In the spirit of Francis of Assisi, they have been called to be men of deep humanity, called to witness with their lives the mystery of Lord and of his Gospel and to be men of faith, because the minister of the Lord is above all a believer, announcing to all that only God fulfills the desires of each one’s heart.”

“‘My God and my all’, cried Saint Francis to all. His ministers must be men of faith deeply in love with the Church, in order to fulfill this service in the Church while recognizing that this is a treasure in earthen vessels (2Cor: 4:7).”

“The community thanks the families of the friars to be ordained who have traveled from China to be present for the occasion. May the Lord watch over and bless Friar Daniele and Fr. Pietro to be faithful to the ministries received.”

His Excellency Roberto Carboni, Bishop of Ales-Terralba, will be the ordaining bishop.


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