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John Vennari, RIP
Rorate Caeli ^ | April 4, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe

Posted on 04/05/2017 2:49:52 PM PDT by ebb tide

John Vennari, RIP

Traditional Catholics, and the world, lost a good man today.  Rorate was fortunate to call John a friend, who many readers knew of through his publication, Catholic Family News.  He will be greatly missed.  Please pray for the repose of his soul.


JOSEPH JOHN VENNARI (1958-2017) R.I.P.

Dear Friends, Joseph John Vennari died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:46 a.m. E.S.T. It is not only Passion Tuesday, but the 98th anniversary of the death of Blessed Francisco of Fatima - the first Tuesday (the day dedicated weekly to the Holy Face) in April (the month dedicated to the Holy Face).
John received the traditional Sacraments and blessings of the Church several times during the past weeks and months. On Sunday, April 2, Holy Mass was offered in his hospital room. John was able to receive Holy Viaticum one last time, as well as Extreme Unction and the Apostolic Blessing. John died wearing the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and the cord of St. Philomena, with the St. Benedict Crucifix (with the special 'Happy Death' indulgence attached) next to him. He died shortly after the recitation of 15 decades of the Holy Rosary and during the recitation of the 'Commendatory' prayers for the dying, and being blessed with Holy Water. He died with his wife Susan and a close family friend at his side. Immediately after his death, another Rosary was prayed for the repose of his soul. Please keep the repose of John's soul in your Masses, Holy Communions, prayers and sacrifices. Funeral arrangements will be posted shortly. May John's soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Thank you and God bless you.

The Vennari Family

John was a prime organizer of the annual Catholic Identity Conference, bringing together many traditional Catholics in the U.S. -- including diocesan, Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, Society of Saint Pius X and Institute of Christ the King priests -- for a three day set of lectures, Masses and meals. Here is a (personal) photo of some of the speakers from 2014, with John front and center:

Left to right:  Kenneth Wolfe; Father Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP; Eric Frankovich;
John Vennari; James Vogel; Christopher Ferrara; and Michael Matt.


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholicfamilynews; cfn; fatima; johnvennari; latinmass; tlm; traditionalmass; vatican; vennari
Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine et lux perpetua luceat ei Requiescat in pace Amen
1 posted on 04/05/2017 2:49:53 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide

RIP


2 posted on 04/05/2017 3:02:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ebb tide

Prayers for him and his loved ones.


3 posted on 04/05/2017 3:03:25 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America.)
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To: ebb tide

His was a life well lived.


4 posted on 04/05/2017 3:08:36 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: ebb tide

Terrible news. Prayers for the repose of his soul. He wrote quite a few articles for the Fatima Crusader I believe, traditional Catholicism. A good man.


5 posted on 04/05/2017 3:17:39 PM PDT by BeadCounter ( The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness -)
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To: BlatherNaut; piusv; Legatus; Wyrd bið ful aræd; Arthur McGowan; NKP_Vet; nanetteclaret; ...

John Vennari, RIP. Ping


6 posted on 04/05/2017 3:41:35 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome)
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To: ebb tide

Very sad. RIP.

Regards,


7 posted on 04/05/2017 3:49:58 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: ebb tide

Sad news. His was a strong voice for good...By the mercy of God he was granted, by all accounts, a holy death. Requiescat in pace.


8 posted on 04/05/2017 4:08:34 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: ebb tide

RIP.


9 posted on 04/05/2017 5:08:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: ebb tide

Thanks for the ping. Sad news, indeed. He was a fine man, and will be sorely missed.

Requiescat in pace, John.


10 posted on 04/06/2017 5:49:40 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: ebb tide
Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Anima eius, et animæ omnium fidelium defunctorum, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.

He will be much missed. An exceptionally diligent servant of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
11 posted on 04/06/2017 7:53:31 PM PDT by Dajjal (Fidel Castro finally became a good Communist.)
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