Fr Angelo Ciccone OSM (1930 – 2016)


Dearest brothers,
today the 22nd February 2016, in the early afternoon, as a consequence of a road accident in Swaziland, has lost his life:
Fr Angelo (Natale) M. Ciccone, osm
a friar priest aged 85, with 69 years of religious profession
Fr Angelo M, a member of the Servite Community at St Joseph’s Convent, Mzimpofu, Swaziland, has tied up his name in an unbreakable way with the missionary centre of St Joseph.
A person of good character and a friar with a deep faith, has been able to enter and understand the cultural, religious and artistic reality of the Swazi people and to make good use of the positive aspects in the expression of the faith and community life and becoming a point of reference for all the nation.
He gathered around himself many young people encouraging them to study and turn their dreams into reality.
Another aspect which needs our attention is his missionary activity in taking care of the poor and of the people with physical or psychological problems giving them, first of all hope, making them feel loved and accepted, teaching them a trade so that they could build a future for themselves.

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