February 19, 2018
40th Anniversary of Birth to Heaven
of the Venerable Father Romano Bottegal
Cistercian Trappist Monk of Tre Fontane
born 12/28/1921 at Lamon, Belluno (Italy)
died as a Hermit in Lebanon, at Beirut, on 02/19/ 1978 at 56 years of age.
In the Notes he wrote he describes his vocation as a
to offer love a place where to rest…
From where he operates on the whole universe”.
“May all be perfect in the unity, in the Love of the Mother”
O God, you constantly give to the Church
new witnesses of your love,
we thank you for the gift laid down to us
of the Venerable Father Romano Bottegal.
He was a Man and Monk became Prayer
and consumed himself for You
in the contemplation of the divine realities.
He lived as a poor and humble “Servant”,
drawing from the mystery of the Cross and of Eucharist
the secret to generous embracing of the suffering
and his joyous endowment to the brothers
promising an “eternal service” from heaven for them.
I beg you, Lord, glorify Father Romano
and accord to us the grace we ask…
by his intercession and that of the Most Holy Mary
in filial abandon in you,
who call everybody to your everlasting Happiness.