Positano, emotion in Montepertuso for the Holy Mass celebrated by Mons. Michele Fusco
Positano. To the excitement of the return of the celebrations in honor of the Our Lady of Grace in the hamlet of Montepertuso another great emotion linked to the presence of Msgr.Michael Fuscobishop of the Diocese of Sulmona-Valva who celebrated the solemn mass in the presence of many faithful.
Mons.Fusco returned for this beautiful occasion to his hamlet of origin, that of Montepertuso which saw him as a child playing in the streets and stopping in prayer in front of the statue of the Madonna delle Grazie who today watched over his celebration as if to protect him with her maternal gaze.
Bishop Fusco was one of the youngest Italian bishops and in a short time he made an important religious journey. He was ordained a priest on 25 June 1988, incardinating himself in the archdiocese of Amalfi-Cava de ‘Tirreni.
On 30 November 2017 he was appointed Bishop and then received consecration on 4 January 2018 in the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea in Amalfi and making his entry into the Diocese in the Cathedral of S. Panfilo in Sulmona on 4 February 2018.
Mons. Fusco’s distance, however, is only physical because his Positano and his Montepertuso, where he was parish priest from 1996 to 2003, always carry them in his heart together with the protection of the Madonna delle Grazie.
And tonight in his eyes was visible all the emotion and joy for a long-awaited and desired moment that comes after two years of pandemic that have put a strain on everyone’s life but have not scratched the faith.
A very touching and profound homily, even if it was his gaze that often spoke on the statue of the Madonna just like the gaze of a child seeks that of the mother to feel safe, to feel at home.
And this evening Mons. Michele Fusco was at home, in his Montepertuso, where he left his heart as well as his family and where who knows how many times he returns with his thoughts.
A celebration of great emotional impact thanks also to the participation of many people from Positano who gathered around their Heavenly Mother and around their fellow citizen.
Photo Giuseppe Di Martino