At 3 p.m. today (local time), 8 November, in the infirmary of the community of Alba, following a serious respiratory crisis, our brother Disciple of the Divine Master has returned
to the Father. BRO. PIETRO STEFANO GARELLI, 91 years, 61 of Pauline life, 56 of religious profession.
Bro. Pietro – known by everybody through his pet name "Pierino" – was born in Gorzegno (Cuneo) on 17 May 1921 and has passed the threshold of the Congregation already as an adult on 15 September 1951 in Alba. He had lived the terrible experience of the war as a soldier; with reason his superiors, in their report for the religious investiture (1953), note down: "He is a made man, familiar with the hardships of life." At the end of his two years of novitiate at Ostia (1954-1956), he made here his first profession on 8 September 1956 and, at the end of his formation, the perpetual profession on 8 September 1961 in Rome.