Pro Sanctity Movement in Diocese to Honor Founder, Local Clergy

Oct 03, 2019 148

BY: Allyson Escobar

Sanctity now. That could be the slogan of a worldwide organization of laywomen, called the “Pro Sanctity Movement,” which has had a presence in the Diocese of Brooklyn for over 50 years. On Oct. 20, it will hold a benefit dinner at Msgr. Finnerty Hall at St. Kevin’s Church, Flushing, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Italian Bishop Guglielmo Giaquinta, who founded the Pro Sanctity Movement in 1947 to promote a life of holiness and sainthood for all people.

The gala will also honor four clergy members who have had a big impact on the group’s work in the Diocese of Brooklyn — Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto, episcopal moderator for the group’s chapter in the diocese; Msgr. Steven J. Aguggia, judicial vicar in the diocese; Msgr. Andrew Vaccari, pastor of St. Mary Mother of Jesus, Bensonhurst; and Father John Costello, diocesan associate vicar for clergy

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