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The Hidden Father, Francesco Albertini and the Missionaries of the Precious Blood


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Fr. Michele Colagiovanni, C.PP.S.

In this volume, Fr. Michele gives us a rich portrait of Francesco Albertini, also known as the hidden father of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, as Albertini was St. Gaspar's spiritual director and was largely responsible for nurturing Gaspar's devotion to the Precious Blood. Gaspar may have been the energetic organizer and administrator, the inspiring preacher who could attract men to the new institute, but Albertini, always in the background, had a significant role to play in the birth of the congregation.  This volume offers a fascinating glimpse of everyday life in Gaspar's Rome and the Papal States as well as a more rounded picture of the events surrounding the founding of the C.PP.S.