Tuesday, 4 April 2017

John Vennari, Requiescat in Pace

Go with God, good hero!


Dear Friends, Joseph John Vennari died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:46 a.m. E.S.T. It is not only Passion Tuesday, but the 98th anniversary of the death of Blessed Francisco of Fatima - the first Tuesday (the day dedicated weekly to the Holy Face) in April (the month dedicated to the Holy Face).
John received the traditional Sacraments and blessings of the Church several times during the past weeks and months. On Sunday, April 2, Holy Mass was offered in his hospital room. John was able to receive Holy Viaticum one last time, as well as Extreme Unction and the Apostolic Blessing. John died wearing the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and the cord of St. Philomena, with the St. Benedict Crucifix (with the special 'Happy Death' indulgence attached) next to him. He died shortly after the recitation of 15 decades of the Holy Rosary and during the recitation of the 'Commendatory' prayers for the dying, and being blessed with Holy Water. He died with his wife Susan and a close family friend at his side. Immediately after his death, another Rosary was prayed for the repose of his soul. Please keep the repose of John's soul in your Masses, Holy Communions, prayers and sacrifices. Funeral arrangements will be posted shortly. May John's soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Thank you and God bless you.
The Vennari Family


Ana Milan said...

R.I.P. John. You had a beautiful crossing. I pray for the same & for Our Lady's comfort to your family in their loss.

Anonymous said...

Kyrie, eleison. Lord, have mercy on your servant John. I would like to die like that. Rab

Kathleen1031 said...

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.

Now this good gentleman knows, all the mysteries he surely pondered so often. May his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

It's very apropos that he should die on the same day as Blessed Francisco of Fatima, given the fact that he spread devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus and the full Message of Fatima.

May Our Lord, Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Theologian, Blessed Jacinta, Blessed Francisco and the entire heavenly host welcome him soon in heaven!

Eternal memory!


TLM said...

The Catholic world has lost an invaluable soldier in the battle to restore the Church of Christ. He was RELENTLESS. I will pray for the repose of his soul, and not just 'assume' he doesn't have to 'clean up a bit' (as Mother Angelica used to say) spending just a short time in purgatory. Also for his loving family and close friends who are grieving his loss terribly no doubt. May God comfort them and give them His peace, love and strength through this time.

It seems to us that we have a huge hole in this battle with a loss of someone like John, but looked at another way, what better soul than someone like his to intercede for us while we continue on? We now have Mother Angelica and John, among others, on the other side where they can no doubt help even MORE in this terrible fight for the true Church we have going on. They may help even more than we will ever realize where they are, and maybe even more than anyone can here in the trenches.

May he rest in the peace of Christ.

Santa said...

May his soul rest in peace. He was a great Defender of the Faith.