Wow: This 100-Year-Old Priest Has Four Sons Who Are Priests, Too

Wow: This 100-Year-Old Priest Has Four Sons Who Are Priests, Too June 3, 2019
via Catholic News World

This vocation has to be one for the record books:

Don Probo Vaccarini was ordained priest at the age of 69 after the death of his wife. He and his wife had 7 children and his four sons all became priests too.

The  Catholic priest, Don Probo Vaccarini, celebrated his 100th birthday on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Rimini, Italy. As a widower and with the encouragement of his family, he earned a second degree in theology and received at the age of 69 ordination to the priesthood.

Since then he has worked as a pastor, in San Martino in Venti, a small rural community near the Adriatic Sea. The online portal “Newsrimini” (Sunday) reported that he celebrated a solemn Mass with Bishop Francesco Lambiasi in the Cathedral of Rimini.

Read more and check out the video about him here. 

Happy birthday, Don Probo — and ad multos annos!


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