The Servant of God Nicola D’Onofrio Proclaimed Venerable by Pope Francis

Nicola d'onofrioYesterday, 5 July 2013, Pope Francis proclaimed Venerable the Servant of God Nicola D’Onofrio. A historic day for the Order of the Ministers of the Sick.
The Holy Father who received in private audience His Eminence the Most Reverend Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints, authorised the Congregation to promulgate, amongst others, the decree on the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Nicola D’Onofrio, professed cleric of the Order of the Regular Clerics Ministers of the Sick.
The right crowning of a life spent in its entirety in love and in charity towards the sick. ‘Nicolino’ D’Onofrio, as he was affectionately called, fell sick early on in his life in a grave way and was called to heaven after only twenty-one years of life, a life characterised by a deep and fervent Christian Faith and complete devotion to the poorest and the suffering.
This morning Fr. Renato Salvatore, the Superior General, gave the happy news at the beginning of the Holy Mass held at 10.30 at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Campo Marzio in Rome on the occasion of the blessing of the oil of the Torch of charity and the handing over of the relic of the heart of St. Camillus to the civil and religious authorities of Bucchianico, where the jubilee year for the fourth centenary of the death of St. Camillus will be inaugurated on 14 July next.
The eve of the celebrations for the fourth centenary could not have been cheered by better news than this.
To download the promulgation of the decrees of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints of 5 July click here.