Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mons. Carlo Chenis: My Friend the Bishop of the Port of Rome (1954 - 2010)

He was the finest.  A real legend.  A great man.

From Turin, he was a Salesian of Don Bosco.

A much-loved university professor at Rome's Salesian University he was hand-picked by the Salesian Cardinal Secretary of State who consecrated him bishop and sent him to the Salesian port of Rome, Civitavecchia.

He passed away on March 19 from complications due to cancer that within just a few months had worked its course.

Remember: the worst thing you can do for the dead is to boast that they already enjoy heavenly bliss; instead, pray for the dead as the Church instructs us.

In your charity kindly pray for the repose of his soul.

Don Carlo, tutti aspettavano il miracolo della tua guarigione ma il miracolo veramente è stata la tua presenza tra noi. Sei stato un vero vescovo e un brillante teologo (i tuoi incontri con i giovani e adulti sono stati i migliori). Grazie per la tua presenza tra noi e per la tua santità!


  1. May he rest in peace.

  2. Euge, serve bone et fidelis, quia super pauca fuisti fidelis, super multa te constituam, intra in gaudium domini tui.

    Anima eius et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum, per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace. Amen.

  3. requiem aeternam... May he be numbered among the elect of God

  4. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory.

    John; thank you for posting the photo - it's a valuable reminder to us all.