Seventy years ago, on May 16, 1954, Friar Remo PIANIGIANI was ordained to the priesthood. On Thursday, May 16, 2024, Friar Remo, now aged 94, celebrated his well-deserved 70th anniversary of priestly ordination, surrounded by the parishioners and friars of Tirrenia, Italy. The friary there is a presence of the Italian Province of St. Francis of Assisi (Central Italy).

The Most Reverend Giovanni Paolo BENOTTO, Archbishop of Pisa, Italy, and the Most Reverend Roberto FILIPPINI, Bishop Emeritus of Pescia, Italy, also participated in the anniversary celebration.
During the ceremony, Friar Remo’s friends and confreres in Tirrenia were emotional as they expressed their joy and thanked the good Lord for the thirty-one years that Friar Remo lived in Tirrenia. The celebration concluded with an agape meal full of all kinds of delicious food and drink.
Happy anniversary, Friar Remo! May God, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary and St. Francis, always bless and protect your life and ministry, and bring to completion the work that he began in you seventy years ago!

The friars of Tirrenia