Dom Elia Catellani, a Carthusian monk who for many years lived in the Hermitage of Serra San Bruno, passed away at the at the age of 89 at the “Pugliese” hospital in Catanzaro. The monastic life story of the of Father Elia, will leave an indelible mark upon the memory for the Serrese community, it began in the fifties when he started to carry out his work of faith in various Charterhouses in Italy, France and Switzerland. In 1974 he lead the Certosa of Vedana, in the province of Belluno, as Prior, where for the first time he admitted Rai cameras to create a documentary. The following year he transferred to the Certosa of Serra San Bruno, where he remained for several years, leaving in 1995. After an experience at the ex Franciscan Convent in Soreto di Dinami, the transfer to the residential center of Villa della Fraternity of Sant’Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio, where he spent the last moments of his life. The funeral will take place inside the Certosa di Serra San Bruno, where he will be laid to eternal rest.
℣. Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine
℟. Et lux perpetua luceat ei:
℣. Requiescat in pace.
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