Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sung Mass in Rome: Father Vincenzo Nuara, O.P.

The F.S.S.P. parish in Rome has had the pleasure to host many different clergy passing through Rome from all parts of the world. This has included Oratorians, Premonstratensians, Redemptorists and Dominicans, etc.
One of the finest Dominicans on the Italian peninsula is this wonderful friar, Fr. Nuara, O.P. He has a joy and a peace that really inspires the youth and attracts vocations and makes one think of Blessed Jordan of Saxony from the Vitae Fratrum.
One Dominican motto is Veritas (Truth) while another is Contemplata Aliis Tradere (To Pass On To Others What We Ourselves Have Contemplated). In regard to both, Fr. Nuara is a shining example. Support his labors to inspire the youth with a generous contribution here:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear J.Sonnen, I sent the following post to a Padre Pio prayer group online with over 400 members. I hope they visit you. If you haven't done it already, next time you're in SGR, try visiting Fr. Ermelindo in the English office for pilgrims; Charles in the English Voice of Padre Pio office, and seek out Brady White, who does a 10 or 15-minute program on Teleradio Padre Pio: "Hello from San Giovanni Rotondo."

2. Orbis Catholicus
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Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:44 pm (PST)
To one and all,
I want to call your attention to a wonderful Catholic blog Perhaps you are already visiting it, since Frank sent a photo of Padre Pio's hospital, La Casa, from the site on Feb. 3rd. I came upon it because of a Padre Pio Google alert I received a few weeks ago, when the young man, J. Sonnen, who writes this blog, went to SGR and posted about Padre Pio for a few days, and even since he's been back in Rome. He lives in Rome and is a tour guide there and posts beautiful, professional photographs of every place he visits. If you scroll down and read everything, you'll come across his photos of Padre Pio places, even his vestments. But reading his short, pithy comments is wonderful and enlightening. They have a twinkle to them, too. He is very, very Catholic, in the true traditional sense, and his intelligence and knowledge of the Church of the past ( Latin, too) and of now, is creative and bracing! He is a great talent--another like him you won't easily find in the blogosphere. Take advantage, and if you're going to Rome, maybe you can use his service in some way. When in Rome, I always walk everywhere and find the places and churches I love, and seek out the sacred and spiritual stories and histories in each of them. This is the sort of thing he does. It always left me unsatisfied when a tour guide takes a group through "Christian Rome" and points out solely the architecture. Great as it is -- and I DO love architecture -- there are also hundreds of Catholic stories inside those churches to seek out. . . .

Here are a few posted reader comments on Orbis Catholicus.
". . . continue with your wonderful chronicle of the Court of Rome. Life is not worthy to be lived without Beauty. God is Beauty; the Roman Church is beautiful. Thanks for all!"

"I loved the Catholic Church more than ever after I started reading your blog."

"This is such a great blog, you are doing God's work here; you are expanding interest in the great history of Holy Mother Church; you are making us want to come to Rome and be better Catholics"

So, Happy Reading,