The direct testimony of the author is the red thread linking together some guidelines on the life of father Oreste Benzi, a significant figure of priest-prophet of the present time. Through a brief account of some personal meetings, the author reveals the most distinguishing features of this priest from Rimini: «communion» taught as the essential element of the Christian life; attention, support and commitment to help the physically disabled and the poor; education and development, especially of young people, by serving the last ones; opening to the world and approaching any situation of violence and war to become «operators of peace».

(Author: Mario Fini)

Summary ed.27 (I/2010)