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ITALY | A Priest of the Diocese of Rome Joins the Dominican Priestly Fraternity

Updated: Dec 23, 2021

Don Enzo (3rd from left) with Cardinal Cottier (4th from left) and Dominican friars

After a period of serious discernment, Fr. Enzo Ferraro of the Diocese of Rome was received into the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic by his Dominican spiritual director, His Eminence Georges Marie Martin Cardinal Cottier, in the place of fr. Aldo Tarquini, OP, Prior Provincial of the Roman Province of St. Catherine of Siena in Italy. The ceremony took place on 11 February 2014 at the monastery of the Dominican Nuns of Santa Maria del Rosario in Montemario. It was witnessed by fr. Rui Lopes, the Promoter General for the Laity, and the family and friends of Fr. Enzo.

Born on 3 February 1973 in Rome, Fr. Enzo grew up frequenting the Dominican Parish of St. Mary of the Rosary in Prati, where he learned to appreciate and embrace the Dominican spirituality through participation in the Liturgy of the Hours, and in praying the Holy Rosary with the friars and lay Dominicans in the parish. His interaction with the friars continued as he got involved with youth groups, through which he also had the opportunity to visit some convents of the Order in Italy.

Fr. Enzo underwent seminary formation at the Seminario Romano Maggiore, and was ordained a priest on 20 June 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI at the Basilica of St. Peter. He obtained all of his academic training, including a Licentiate in Canon Law, at the Pontificia Università Lateranense. He also holds a degree in European Civil Law as well as a first-level Masters in Human Resource Management from the Sapienza Università di Roma. His formal affiliation with the Dominican family was made possible through the assistance of fr. Angelo Urru, OP. The Order continues to celebrate the joy of Dominican vocation as more members of the diocesan clergy come to experience and share in the spirit and mission of St. Dominic through the Priestly Fraternities.

fr. Florentino Bolo, OP