The 71-year-old grandfather who is also a priest: ‘The Lord called me, grabbed me by the hair, but I ran away’

The Deacon's Bench | 1/23/2019 | Staff
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A great vocation story:

Speaking to the Italian television network TV2000, a recently ordained Italian priest named Giuseppe Mangano said, “Our Lord called me many times. I always say, joking, that the Lord called me, that he grabbed me by the hair, but I ran away.”

Fact - Youth - Giuseppe - Matrimony - Father

When he says he “ran away,” he’s referring to the fact that in his youth, Giuseppe studied in the seminary, but then felt called to matrimony. He got married, became a father, had grandchildren, and eventually was widowed. It was then that the call sounded again in his heart.

Last September, he was...
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