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!