Father Graziano, Rest in Peace
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of my friend and our friend, Father Graziano a PIME missionary who for years was the pastor of our sister parish St. Augustine in Cuana, Mexico. As perhaps only a missionary can, he made the most astounding changes in the lives of the people of his community. Not only did his preaching and his example lead the town to truer worship and beyond the witchcraft which had so often crippled the Cuana in violence, but his innovations like a medical clinic and water purification system saved lives and dramatically improved the infant mortality rate. It is hard to believe that a priesthood could be more productive and fruitful than the one lived by Fr. Graziano.
Of course I got to know him best when we went on our pilgrimage to our sister parish a couple…
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