Father Fabiano Giorgini C.P.

The Passionist world mourns the loss of Father Fabiano Giorgini, C.P. who died at St. John and Paul’s Monastery in Rome on 28th April 2008.

Father Fabiano was born on 2nd February 1929, professed a Passionist on 15th September 1945 and ordained on 27th April 1952.

In the Passionist International Bulletin dated September 2003 p. 20 we read:

“Fr. Fabiano obtained a Degree in Church History in 1956, and was called to Rome by the Superior General to organise a study of the history and spirituality of the Passionist Congregation. He was also involved in other works. On 29th October 1956 he was elected a member of the General Study Commission, mandated by the Pontifical Constitution “Sedes Sapientiae”, to elaborate the new “Ratio Studiorum C.P.” Completing his collaboration with this Commission, on 25th July 1958 he was elected a member of the Commission for the revision of the General Statutes C.P. On 19th June 1961 he was elected, for three years, the Director of Pastoral Studies and Eloquence for the Passionist Italian Provinces. On 23rd June 1964 the General Curia named him General Prefect of Studies.”

“He has been Provincial Consultor of his Province (PIET) for three terms (1972, 1976, 2000). He has participated, as a delegate or Provincial in General Chapters from 1968 to 1992. In that of 1976 he was elected Vicar General. As a Delegate of the General Curia he has served the cloistered Passionist Nuns from 1979 to 2001. He has organised courses of History and Spirituality in various areas of the Passionist Family. He has written numerous articles concerning Passionist history for several international dictionaries. He has been a Consultor for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in the history section since 1982.”

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Basiilca of Sts. John and Paul in Rome on Wednesday 30th April 2008 at 12.00 noon, followed by a Mass in the Shine of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Isola del Gran Sasso at 3.00 p.m.

Father PF at Laus Crucis, who knew Father Fabiano well, writes movingly of the feeling of loss among Passionists throughout the Congregation.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

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