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FV.JPG    FRIAR VOLANTINO 

FORMATION: 
- 12 July 2006: Diploma at the Classical School “B. Telesio” of 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)

 TASKS:
- Founder of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary

- Founder of the Marian Groups of Prayer ADP-VV 

- Servant General of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary

- Responsible for the male and female Vocations of the community 

- Officially responsible for the soup kitchen 'Mensa di San Corrado' in Noto (SR)
- Transitional Deacon in the Diocese of Noto (SR)

TESTIMONY:
Once an atheist and a devotee of motorcycles and high speeds, he courageously left everything (including 10 workers, a large body-building gym, and a disco pub of 1500 associates which was close to becoming a night club)--on his own and against the current--to carry out the project which God had marvelously announced to him. To read his testimony, click here [Italian; translation in progress].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence:
Diocesi di Noto, Via dei Mille n.108/A - 96017 Noto (SR)
email:  fratevolantino@gmail.com
Tel:  0039 3319088420
Facebook:  Fra Volantino V., fondatore di una nuova comunitá Approvata - ad ex  

 

 

 

FA.JPG  FRIAR ANTONIO

FORMATION: 
- January 1994: Diploma of Higher Secondary Education - South Australian Certificate Of Education
- 28 April 1999: Degree in Visual Communication at the University of South Australia, Adelaide (SA)
- 29 September 2012: Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome (IT)


TASKS:
- Servant Provincial of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Houma, LA (USA)

- Formator of the Little Friars of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Houma, LA (USA)
- Responsible for male vocations in the English language
- Chaplain of the Office of Evangelization for the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, LA (USA)

 

TESTIMONY:
He did not believe in God, nor did he understand the true meaning of life any longer, when Divine Providence had him encounter some members of our young community while he was begging in Catania. A new hope was ignited in him, soon to be transformed into the certainty of beatific immortality! To read his testimony, click here [Italian; translation in progress].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Diocese of Houma. 9057 East Main Street, 70363 Houma - LA (USA)
email:  fr.friarantonio@gmail.com
Tel:  001 (985) 855-5977
Facebook:  Fr. Antonio Maria Speedy - Catholic Priest  

 

 

 

 

  

 

FG.JPG  FRIAR GIUSEPPE 

 

FORMATION:   

- A.A. 1998-1999: Diploma, Accounting, at ITC - indirizzo Programmatori “G. Garibaldi” of Marsala (TP); 
- A.A. 2000-2003: Studied at the University of Palermo "Literature and Philosophy" -  indirizzo DAMS 
- A.A. 2006-2010: Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Calabrian Theological Institute San Pio X of Catanzaro; 
- A.A. 2014-2015: Licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome.
- A.A. 2015-2016: Year of preparation for the Doctorate at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome)

- 2 June 2016: Declared "Candidatus ad Doctoratum" at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome)

- A.A. 2016-... : obtaining Doctorate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome

 

TASKS: 

- Vice Servant General of the Little Friars of Jesus and Mary

- from 1 April 2017: Assistant Pastor at the Parish "N.S. de La Salette" in Olbia
- from February 2015: Teacher of Sacred Scripture at the Euromediterraneo-ISSR Institute in Tempio (OT).

 

TESTIMONY: 

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 poor little brother who struck him with his dazzling simplicity, he decided to leave everything and give himself totally to the Lord. To read his testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Canonical Residence:  Diocesi di Tempio. Via G. Pisano n°12, 07026 - Olbia (SS)
email:   fragiuseppemg@gmail.com
Tel:  0039 3662571469
Facebook:  Fra Giuseppe Sacerdote – Omelie (Pagina Uff.).

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

SE.JPG   SISTER EFFATA

 

FORMATION:
- 14 July 2003: Diploma in "Multimedia Design" -  from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of South Westfalia (Germany).

- 07 July 2011: Diploma in Foreign Languages from the State School “A.Gramsci” of Olbia (OT);
- From 2014: obtaining Masters in Sacred Theology at the Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans (USA)


TASKS:
- From 04 October 2010: Servant Provincial of the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Houma (USA).

- From 2014: Internal Formator of the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Houma, LA (USA).

- From 2014: Responsible for female Vocations in the English language. 
- From 15 November 2014: Leader of the Groups of Prayer ADP-VV in the English Language.


TESTIMONY:

A former Protestant Lutheran, she spent her youth looking for peace in misguided friendships. She encountered the Poor Friars on the Camino di Santiago in Spain, and despite having a prosthetic leg... she arrived by bicycle...in Sicily! She resolved her problems with Catholicism, and in a short time from a Protestant Evangelical Christian she became a Catholic and then a Little Nun. To read her testimony, click here [Italian].


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence:
Diocese of Houma. Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 8594 East Main Street, 70363 Houma - LA (USA)
email:   sr.effata@gmail.com
Tel:  001 9852325401
Facebook:  Sr. Effata Maria T  (Pagina Uff.)
 

 

 

 

 

  

FN.JPG   FRIAR NATANAELE


FORMATION: 
- 08 July 2002: Diploma in Literature and Art at Lycée Pothier in Orléans (FR).
- 25 September 2013: Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome
- From September 2014: Working toward Licentiate in Sacred Spiritual Theology at the Studio Teologico S. Paolo in Catania (CT)

 

TASKS:
- Servant Provincial of the Little Friars of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Toulon (FR)
- Responsible for male Vocations in the French language.

- Formator of the Little Friars of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Toulon (FR).


TESTIMONY:
Before coming to faith at 17 years of age, he was among the anarchists called the "libertari," but he did not find true liberty there. Then, attracted by the life of the Apostles and the first Franciscans, he searched for the right community for three years--until he met the founder of this community, who helped him understand the meaning of true liberty in gradually putting the Word of Jesus into practice (cf. Jn. 8:32). To read his testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Toulon. Parroisse S. Jeanne d'Arc, 67 Rue Docteur Fouques, Beaulieu 83100 - Toulon (France)
email:  franatanael@gmail.com
Tel:  0033 635 595540
Facebook:  Frère Natanael Maria A (Profilo Pers.) 

 

 

 

 

 

FM.JPG  FRIAR MICHELE


FORMATION: 
- 16 July 2007: Diploma of Industrial Electrical Technician at the ITIS of Lamezia Terme (CZ).
- 26 September 2013: Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome (RM)

 

TASKS:
- Servant Provincial of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Ozieri (SS)
- Formator at the male Formation House in Italy
- Responsible for male Vocations in the Italian and Spanish languages
- From September 2017: Teacher of Catholic Religion at the I.T.C.G. in Ozieri (SS)


TESTIMONY:
When he came to Assisi with the desire to give himself totally to the Lord according to St. Francis' style of life, the Lord arranged a providential encounter with the Little Friars of Jesus and Mary--and above all with their founder, thanks to whom he understood in a clear and certain way how to carry out his unique vocation. To read his testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Ozieri, Via Azuni n.2 - 07014 Ozieri (SS)
email:  framichelemmmv@gmail.com
Tel:  0039 3405360611
Facebook:  Fra Michele Maria (Profilo Pers.)

 

  

 

  FP.JPG   FRIAR PICCHIGNITO

 FORMATION: 
- A.A. 1996-1997: Diploma of Computer Programmer at the Secondary School D.Manuel I, Beja (PT).
- 19 September 2007: Music Degree at Instituto Piaget in Almada (PT).
- 07 October 2011: Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome (RM)  

- 15 October 2013: License in Sacred Fundamental Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome (RM)
- A.A 2015-... : Obtaining Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome (RM)

 

TASKS:
- Servant Provincial of the Little Friars of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Tempio-Ampurias. 

- Secretary General and Chancellor of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary.  

- Responsible for male vocations in the Portuguese language.  
- From 1 October 2014: Teacher of Sacred Fundamental Theology at l’Istituto Euromediterraneo-ISSR in Tempio Pausania (OT).

 

TESTIMONY:
Before his conversion, he was shouting at the top of his lungs from the "metallic" stage, until his life radically changed - thanks to an encounter with some poor friars at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima. From then on, he has increasingly burned with the fervent zeal to "shout" the music of the Gospel at the top of his lungs, and to win over many souls to Christ and His Church with his life. To read his testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence:
Diocesi di Tempio. Via G. Pisano n°12, 07026 Olbia (OT)
email:  frapicchignito@gmail.com
Tel:  0039 389 313 2830
Facebook:  Fra' Picchignito Maria Vincent  (Pagina Uff.)

 

 

 

 

 

 SV.JPG   SISTER VERONICA

 FORMATION: 
- 15 July 2003: Diploma (Classical Studies) at the Classical School B. Telesio in Cosenza (CS).
- A.A. 2003-2005: Studied at the University of Cosenza UNICAL -"Law and Economy"  
- 24 June 2015: License in Sacred "Utroque Iure" at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome (RM).
- From 2016: Obtaining Doctorate in "Utroque Iure"  at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome (RM).

- From 2017: Enrolled in a specialized course to become a postulator for the causes of Saints.

 

TASKS:
- Servant General of the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary.  

- Formator for the female vocations in the Italian language. 

- Responsible for female vocations in the Italian language.

 

TESTIMONY:
A brilliant student and a promising ballerina of classical and modern dance, she did not have peace in her heart. She thought that no matter what she might do, however beautiful and noble it might be, if it was not what the Lord had chosen for her, she would always be unhappy. Then she encountered the community and her life changed. To read her testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence:
Diocesi di Noto. Via dei Mille n. 108 - 96017 Noto (SR).
email:  sr.veronica@suorepovere.net
Tel:  0039 324 9877856
Facebook:  Suor Veronica Maria D.  (pagina Uff.)

 

 

 

 

 

    SISTER STELLA

 

FORMATION:  

- Diploma of Tourism Expert at the ITS “U. Zanotti Bianco" of Marina di Gioiosa Ionica (RC)
- Baccalaureate in Religious Studies  at the Istituto Euromediterraneo-ISSR in Tempio (TO)
 

TASKS: 

- Servant Vice General of the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary 

- Consecrate Leader of all the Groups of Prayer ADP-VV

- Responsible for female Vocations in the Spanish language 

 

TESTIMONY:
Before meeting the Lord, she had a good job, many friends, and a boyfriend with plans of marriage; nevertheless, she always had a strange sensation of always being halfway - of not being totally satisfied, of never doing enough. Then, one day, she gave a car-ride to some Little Friars while they were hitchhiking, and her life radically changed. To read her complete testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Tempio. Via G. Pisano n°14, 07026 Olbia (SS)
email:   suorstellina@gmail.com
Tel:  0039 389 1004979
Facebook:  Suor Stella M.P. (Pagina Uff.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

     SISTER COMETA


FORMATION:
- 18 July 1997: Diploma in Art at the Artistic State School of Catania (CT)
- 24 February 2004: First-Level Degree, Decoration Course, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania (CT)
- 26 Mach 2007: Second-Level Degree in Visual Arts and Show Disciplines - Decoration - Biennio Specialistico, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania (CT)
- 30 September 2013: Baccalaureate in History and Cultural Heritage of the Church at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (RM)

 

TAKSKS:

- Servant Provincial of the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Cremona (CR) 
- Vice-Leader of the Marian Groups of Prayer ADP-VV.

- From 2016: Works in the historical Archive of the Diocese of Cremona 

 

TESTIMONY:

After a long journey of discernment and of intense prayer to understand what the Lord had had in mind for her from all eternity, powerful signs from on high gradually helped her mind "marry" her heart - until she came to lovingly embrace her divine mission. To read her testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Cremona. Via Vittorio Emanuele n.11 - 26048 Longardore di Sospiro (CR)
email:  sr.cometa@suorepovere.net
Tel:  0039  3470288153
Facebook:  Suor Cometa Maria  (Pagina Uff.)

 

 

 

 

 

     SISTER SCINTILLA

 

FORMATION:  

- 05 July 2011: Diploma, "Accounting and Business" at the ITC “Libero De libero” in Fondi (LT)
- 07 November 2014: Baccalaureate in Religious Studies at the ISSR "Euromediterraneo" in Tempio (OT)
- 04 July 2016: Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome

 

TASKS: 

- Servant Guardian of the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary in Olbia.

- A.A. 2016-2017: Teacher of Catholic Religion at the Classical School A. Gramsci in Olbia (OT)

- From September 2016: Teacher of Catholic Religion at ITCG A. Deffenu in Olbia (OT)

- From September 2017: Teacher of Catholic Religion at ITCT Amm/vo Dionigi Panedda


  

TESTIMONY:
Touched by suffering, at a very young age she made a powerful prayer to understand in what religious community she should totally give her life to the Lord. Divine Providence brought her to know the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary: the community in which now, with the grace of God, she takes her part in serving God and his Church. To read her complete testimony, click here [Italian]. 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Tempio. Via G. Pisano n°14, 07026 Olbia (SS)
email:   suorscintilla@gmail.com
Tel:  0039 329 598 8229
Facebook:  Suor Scintilla Maria B. (Pagina Uff.).

    
 

 

 

 

 

       SISTER SARA

 
FORMATION: 
- Diploma, Preparatory School "Conrado Menéndez Díaz", Mérida (MEX).
- Degree in Industrial Engineering at the Technological Institute of Mérida, (MEX)

 

TASKS:
- Servant Provincial of the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Noto (SR)

- Particular Secretary
- Assistant for vocations in the Spanish language
- Consecrate Leader of the Groups of Prayer ADP-VV in the Spanish language

 

TESTIMONY:
Having left all the attractions of the world at a single stroke, she, too, was assumed full-time into the "Workshop of Love:" that is, into the plan which the Lord had always had for her (cf. Jer. 29:11). Now she tries increasingly to do her best to bring as many souls as possible to God and to his Church. To read her testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence:
Diocesi di Noto. Via dei Mille n.108 - 96017 Noto (SR)
email:  sorellasarama@gmail.com
Tel:  0039 392 314 9354
Facebook:  Suor Sara Maria A.  (Pagina Uff.)
 

 

 

 

 

 

    SISTER CLARA

 

FORMATION:
- 04 September 2013: Diploma in Socio-Economic Studies at “E. Navarro” in Viseu (PT)


TASKS:
- From 14 July 2017: Assistant for internal formation for female vocations in the Italian language
- From 8 April 2017: Responsible for female vocations in the Portuguese language
- From '8 April 2017: Leader of the Groups of Prayer ADP-VV in the Portuguese language

 

TESTIMONY:
She came to know the community of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary at only 13 years of age. Shortly after her 18th birthday, with the blessing of her family and her Bishop, she left everything to come to Italy and begin her journey toward total consecration to the Lord. To read her testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Ozieri. Via Monserrato n° 22, 07014 - Ozieri (SS)
email:  sr.claramc@gmail.com  
Tel:  0039 3923723247
Facebook:  Suor Clara Maria C.  (Pagina Uff.)
 

 

 

 

  

 

 

    SISTER TERESA


FORMATION: 
- A.A. 2005-2006: Diploma from the Superior School“Myrteza Kepi”, Kuçova (AL).
- A.A. 2010-2013: Attended the Department of the Economy of Tourism at the University “Eqerem Çabej” di Gjirokastër (AL).


TASKS:
- Responsible for female vocations in the Albanian language.  


TESTIMONY:
Coming from a Muslim family, she received baptism as an adult, at the risk of her own life. After this, she continued her journey; for some years, she searched for her path, until someone was attentive to her Divine Calling and helped her realize her "dream": to be able to live the entirety of the Gospel in deed and in truth (cf. 1 Jn. 3:18). To read her testimony, click here [Italian].  


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Noto, Via dei Mille n.108 - 96017 Noto (SR)
email:  srteresamester@gmail.com
Facebook:  Suor Teresa Maria E.  (Pagina Uff.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

   SISTER SUSANNA


FORMATION: 
- 07 July 2004: Diploma at the Scientific School “E. Medi” in Leonforte (EN)
- 10 December 2013: Three-year Degree in Philosophy at the Università degli Studi  in Florence (FI)
- From A.A. 2016-2017: Obtaining Licentiate in Philosophy - Ontology and Ethics of Scientific Thought  at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome (RM)


TASKS:
- Servant Guardian of the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary in Ozieri.

 

TESTIMONY:
She could not understand the meaning of her existence, or why all the pleasures of this world ended so quickly. She did not find answers to her questions (not even through her philosophical studies) until someone demonstrated to her the True Wisdom which comes from the practice - in the Church - of the Word of God (cf. Ps. 119:100). Thus, she left everything and everyone to follow the plan of the Lord with the Little Ones of Jesus and Mary. To read her testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Ozieri, Via Monserrato n° 22, 07014 Ozieri (SS)
email:  sr.susanna.m@gmail.com
Facebook:  Suor Susanna (Pagina - Uff.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

   SISTER BELA 


FORMATION:
- Diploma of Superior Instruction at the Secondary School in Monte de Caparica (PT)
- Degree in Management and Social Development at the Catholic University of Viseu (PT)

- Degree in Religious Studies at the Catholic University of Viseu (PT)

TASKS:
- From 19 March 2016: Novice with the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Olbia  (OT)

 

TESTIMONY:
She was teaching Religion and Morality in school, but did not feel completely fulfilled. After going to the Sanctuary of Fatima, she made a powerful prayer to understand what path she should follow, and shortly thereafter she had her first contact with the community - where, thanks also to the help of her spiritual guide, she understood that the Lord was calling her there to complete her mission. To read her testimony, click here [Italian].


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence:
Diocesi di Tempio, Via G. Pisano n°14, 07026 Olbia (SS)
email:  sorellabelamaria@gmail.com
Facebook:  Suor Bela Maria A.  (Pagina Uff.)
 

 

 

 

 

   FRIAR JUAN

FORMAZIONE:
- Diploma of Secondary Instruction at the Educational Center “F.G. Godoy” in La Vega (DOM)
- For three years, attended the Pontifical Seminary Santo Tomás de Aquino in Santo Domingo (DOM)

TASKS:
- From A.A. 2016-2017: Studying Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome (RM)

TESTIMONY:
After an infancy marked by deep suffering, a strong desire was ignited in him very early on to give himself totally to the Lord - thanks also to the example of evangelical life which he saw in St. Francis of Assisi and the first Franciscan friars. After a long journey of vocational discernment, he found this community of "poor friars" on the internet, where he has begun his fantastic adventure to become a "little friar" - and, with the grace of God, one day also a priest. To read his testimony, click here.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Diocese of Houma- Thibodaux, 9057 East Main Street, 70363 Houma - LA (USA)
email:  frayjuanmariac07@gmail.com
Facebook:  Fra Juan M.C.C  (Pagina Uff.)

    


 

 

 

 

   FRIAR FRANCESCO

 

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


TASKS:
- From A.A. 2017-2018: Studying Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Theological Department in Sardinia 

 

TESTIMONY:
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 Christ and 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 chest" burning within him (cf. Lk. 24:32). To read his testimony, click here [Italian].


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence:
Diocesi di Ozieri. Via Azuni n.2 - 07014, Ozieri (SS)
email:  frafrancescomariacleopa@gmail.com
Tel:  0039 3383198748
Facebook:  Fra Francesco Maria Cleopa (Profilo pers.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

   FRIAR MASSIMO

 

FORMATION: 
- Diploma, Accounting and Commercial Expert at the ITC "L. Einaudi"  in San Giuseppe Vesuviano (NA)


TASKS:
- From 23 September 2016: Novice with the Little Friars of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Olbia (OT)

 

TESTIMONY:
Living "the good life" in Naples, he realized that all the pleasures of life were not giving him true happiness. So, after a powerful experience in Africa, he set himself to searching for the will of the Lord and found the Poor Friars' site on the internet; he left for his experience with the community on Christmas Day. Now he has found the serenity which he sought for so long, trying day by day to do God's will for him. To read his testimony, click here [Italian].


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Tempio, Via G. Pisano n°12, 07026 Olbia (SS)
email:  framassimomzp@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

   FRIAR STEFANO

 

FORMATION: 
- Diploma ....


TASKS:
- From 6 January 2017: Novice with the Little Friars of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Noto (SR)

 

TESTIMONY:
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. Discouraged, after much searching and suffering, he was about to consider giving up the whole idea, when finally one day he heard some of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary speak - and his life changed. To read his testimony, click here.


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Noto, Via dei Mille n.108/A - 96017 Noto (SR)
email:  frastefanomariapio@gmail.com

  

 

 

 

 

 

  SISTER SPERANZA 

 

FORMATION:

- A.A. 1993-1994: School of HangJin Hou Qi -  Ba Ye Nao Er, Inner Mongolia (China).
- A.A. 2006-2009: Course of the Spanish Language - University of Foreign Languages in Beijing, Pechino (China).
- A.A. 2001-2005 - First-Level Degree in Medicine - Clinical Medicine - University of Medicine, Inner Mongolia - Hu He Hao Te, Inner Mongolia (China)
- A.A. 2013-2014: Attended the ISSR "Ecclesiae Mater", Pontifical Lateran University - Rome

 

TASKS:

- From 19 April 2017: Novice with the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Cremona (CR)

 

TESTIMONY:

She was raised from childhood in the Catholic Faith, in a climate of strong persecutions. Even in the midst of so many difficulties, she managed to cultivate her love for Jesus, to the point of conceiving the idea very early on of giving herself totally to Him. An expert in Chinese medicine, after some vocational experiences she came to know the community of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary, and decided to undertake the long journey to Italy solely to understand the will of God for her. From then on, she has not turned back. To read her testimony, click here.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Torino. Via Balbiano - 10020 Andezeno (TO).

email:  speranzaxiaohong123@gmail.comTel 

Facebook: Sorella Speranza Maria Anna  (Pagina Uff.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SISTER JACINTA


FORMATION: 
- June 2011: High School Diploma, "Concordia Home School" in Ohio (USA); 
- A.A. 2011-2012: Finished first year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio (USA)

- From 24 January 2016: Internal Formation for the religious consecration


TASKS:
- From 23 July 2017: Novice with the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary.


TESTIMONY:
Growing up in a Protestant family, she came to the Catholic faith when she was still a young girl and immediately understood that Jesus would be the only love of her life. After a journey of vocational discernment in a house of formation in the USA, she found the community of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary on facebook and fell in love with the poor, simple, and evangelical lifestyle. To read her testimony, click here.


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 8594 East Main Street, 70363 Houma - LA (USA)
email:   sisterlittlelamb@gmail.com
Facebook:  Sr. Jacinta (Public Page)
 

 

 

 

 

   SISTER BENEDETTA

 
FORMATION:
- 04 June 2002: Professional Diploma for "Administrative Secretary" at the Institute of Superior Instruction “E. Rufini - D. Aicardi”  in Sanremo.

- A.A. 2005-2007: Attended the Department of Religious Studies for two years at the ISSR of the diocese of Ventimiglia-Sanremo.

- From 17 March 2015: Internal formation for the religious consecration.

 

TASKS:
- From 28 June 2017: Novice with the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary.

 

TESTIMONY:
After a past of being the "rebellious daughter," she fell in love with the Lord through the humble and simple example of the Poverello of Assisi. Thus, she began her vocational search, which led her to discover the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary through facebook in the summer of 2014. To read her testimony, click here [Italian].

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Cremona, Via Vittorio Emanuele n.11 - 26048 Longardore di Sospiro (CR)
email:  sorellamonia@gmail.com
Facebook:  Suor Benedetta (Prof. Pers.)

 

 

 

 

   FRIAR BERNARDO

 

FORMATION:
- Internal Formation for the Religious Consecration. 

 

TASKS:
- Novice with the Little Friars of Jesus and Mary in the diocese of Toulon (CR)


TESTIMONY:
Formerly a ship's cook, a master of the table and a sommelier - which led him to travel the world far and wide - Friar Bernardo is now the new "cook" for the Poor Friars: going about the world with the "Little VV's" on foot and hitchhiking, taking nothing with him (cf. Lk. 10:4), in order to serve delicious spiritual dishes. To read his testimony, click here.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Canonical Residence: Diocesi di Toulon, Parroisse S. Jeanne d'Arc, 67 Rue Docteur Fouques, Beaulieu 83100 - Toulon (France)
email:  frabernardomariagiovanni@gmail.com
Facebook: Tudisco Roberto (Profilo Pers.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SISTER GIOVANNA


FORMATION:
- 30 July 2015: High School Diploma, "Trinity Christian Academy” , LA - (USA);

- From 13 May 2016: Internal formation for the Religious Consecration.

TASKS:
- From 8 December 2017: Novice with the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary.

TESTIMONY:

She grew up with a Catholic mother and a father who converted to Catholicism from being a Jehovah's Witness. As a child, she saw nuns on TV and dreamed of becoming one herself. She discovered a passion for dance, and at only 14 years of age became a teacher and choreographer in an ecumenical school of Christian dance. Some years after her family encountered the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary during a mission in Houma, USA, a love for dancing the Gospel was born within her. To read her testimony, click here.


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence:
Diocese of Houma. Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 8594 East Main Street, 70363 Houma - LA (USA)
email:   amber.r.joan@gmail.com
Facebook:  Giovanna Maria (personal profile)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SISTER CATERINA


FORMATION:
- 18 May 2013: High School Diploma at "Vandebilt” Catholic School in Houma, LA (USA);
- 14 May 2016: Baccalaureate in Psychology at "Nicholls State University" in Thibodaux, LA  (USA). 

- From 15 September 2016: Internal formation for the religious consecration.

TASKS:
- From 2 February 2018: Novice with the Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary.

TESTIMONY:
Already at the age of 6 she told her mother that she had a great love for the life of a nun, and by the age of 12 she wanted to become one. This love grew the whole time she was going to Catholic schools. Then, one day, she encountered the community of the Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary in her hometown of Houma (LA) - in whose evangelical style of life she finally found her Great Love. To read her testimony, click here.


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Canonical Residence:
Diocese of Houma. Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 8594 East Main Street, 70363 Houma - LA (USA)
email:   sr.allison.vv@gmail.com
Facebook:  Sr. Caterina (public page)

 

 

 

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