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Interview with Fr. Fabio Pieroni (August 11, 2021)

This is the interview with Fr. Fabio Pieroni, parish priest of S. Bernardo di Chiaravalle in Rome, shot on August 11, 2021, in which the Roman priest tells us about his long and profound friendship with Fr. Emidio Alessandrini, offering us an interesting insight of the past 50 years.


Video with homilies and testimonies – 4 Eucharistic celebrations (May – September 2021)

This is a video with homilies and testimonies on Fr. Emidio, taken from 4 Eucharistic celebrations, which have taken place in Rome and in Fonte Nuova (near Rome) from May to September 2021. Some of the many peculiar aspects of his life and service in the Church will be highlighted, directly through the words of some brothers and sisters (Fr. Pietro Marini, Fr. Nicola Ciola, Fr. Claudio Durighetto, Costanza Miriano and Isabella Corteggiani) who have known him and have spent part of their lives with him.


Meeting in Loreto (December 4, 2021)

This is the meeting held in Loreto (Casa “Terra dei Fioretti”) on Saturday 4 December 2021 to remember Fr. Emidio Alessandrini and organized by both the Friars Minor of the Marches and the families of the Nazareth Project, together with Sister Armanda Parente.

First Part (moment of prayer that opened the meeting)

Second Part (after an introduction by Fr. Alessandro Angelisanti, speeches by Fr. Ferdinando Campana and Sister Armanda Parente)

Third Part (after an introduction by Fr. Alessandro Angelisanti, speeches by Fr. Lorenzo Turchi and Valerio Grimaldi)


Interview with Sr. Armanda Parente (December 4, 2021)

This is the interview with Sr. Armanda Parente, Franciscan Alcantarine, that has been recorded on the occasion of the meeting organized in Loreto – Casa “Terra dei Fioretti” – on December 4, 2021, in memory of Fr. Emidio Alessandrini. Sr. Armanda, who has been working in youth ministry (SOG) together with Fr. Emidio Alessandrini for about thirty years, will tell us about their long and deep friendship.


Video with a homily of Fr. Francesco Piloni (April 19, 2022)

This is a video of the Mass that Fr. Francesco Piloni, provincial minister of the Province of Umbria and Sardinia, celebrated in Rome (basilica of S. Antonio al Laterano) on April 19, 2022, one year after Fr. Emidio Alessandrini’s return to Heaven.


Video with a homily of Fr. Pietro Marini (April 20, 2022)

This is a video with the homily that on April 20, 2022, Fr. Pietro Marini gave during the Mass in the church of the convent of S. Mauro in Cagliari, on the first year of the return to Heaven of the beloved brother Fr. Emidio Alessandrini (since it is an audio recording only, the video has been enriched mainly with photographs taken from the life of Fr. Emidio Alessandrini).


Second Anniversary: Catechesis on the patriarch Joseph by Fr. Luca Bianchi and Mass celebrated by Fr. Fabio Pieroni (April 22, 2023)

At the Basilica of S. Antonio al Laterano (Merulana street, Rome), on the second anniversary of Fr. Emidio Alessandrini’s death, a catechesis on the patriarch Joseph – a very dear theme to Fr. Emidio – was held by Fr. Luca Bianchi, Capuchin friar, vice-rector of the Pontifical Antonianum University and dean of the Franciscan Institute of Spirituality.

On the second anniversary of Fr. Emidio Alessandrini’s death, Fr. Fabio Pieroni, parish priest of S. Bernardo da Chiaravalle in Rome and close friend of Fr. Emidio, presided over the Eucharistic celebration in the basilica of S. Antonio al Laterano (Merulana street, Rome). 


Inauguration of the “Fr. Emidio Alessandrini” Book Fund – Falconara Marittima (September 9, 2023)

This is the inauguration of the “Fr. Emidio Alessandrini” Book Fund at the Franciscan and Picene Historical Library in Falconara Marittima (AN). The event, which took place on Saturday afternoon, September 9, 2023, was organized by Fr. Lorenzo Turchi, director of the Library, Sr. Armanda Parente and Valerio Grimaldi, with the participation of the families of the Nazareth Project. The inauguration, introduced by Fr. Lorenzo Turchi (in the video, from 00:00:14 to 00:04:45) and with the various interventions moderated by him, also offered the opportunity to address the theme – so dear to Fr. Emidio – of borderline phenomena, through: a) the intervention of Luca Moretti on his own experience of investigation in the field of anomalous phenomena and, in particular,  on the activities carried out in the past by the C.I.F.S.A., Center for the Investigation of Anomalous Spiritual Phenomena (in the video, from 00:04:46 to 00:24:32); b) interviews (C.I.F.S.A. – 2004) with Franco Simonucci and Fr. Emidio Alessandrini on their respective contributions (psychiatric and theological) to the activities of C.I.F.S.A. (in the video, from 00:24:33 to 00:30:54); c) Valerio Grimaldi‘s speech on the forthcoming publication of Prospero Lambertini’s Notae de miraculis on extraordinary and magical-superstitious phenomena (doctoral thesis by Fr. Emidio) and on the fantasy-noir docu-series L’ispettore Bibula (in the video, from 00:31:25 to 01:03:52). Then, the event was concluded by Fr. Lorenzo Turchi with a catechesis related to some of the pastoral nuclei of Fr. Emidio and with the demonstration of how to consult the new online Book Fund (in the video, from 01:03:54 to 01:12:27).

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