I have just received word that Montfort Father Stefano de Fiores of our Italian Province passed away in Catanzaro (Italy), on 14 April 2012.
Fr. Stefano dedicated his life to the academic study of Fr. de Montfort’s life and writings and spent many years teaching Mariology to the priests, seminarians and theologians who had come to study at the Gregorian University in Rome. Like our sainted Founder he opened the minds and hearts of many to a more profound understanding and appreciation of the role of Our Lady in the plan of Salvation and the spiritual life of all Christians. His years of study of Fr. de Montfort’s life and writings have likewise produced much good fruit within the Company of Mary and his insights into our Founders life and thought will likely shape much of our ongoing work in promoting and explaining the spirituality of St. Louis de Montfort for years to come.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
And may perpetual light shine upon him.