Father Giovanni Ceresatto, CSS [1916- +2011] was a great missionary.
In 1948 he departed to China, where he served until 1951, when he was expelled for political reasons. In a stop in Bangkok, there came to him the idea of a foundation in Thailand. He developed this idea in St. Agatha, in Rome, when was completing the biography of the Stigmatine Founder (“The Spiritual Profile of St. Gaspar Bertoni”).
He departed to Thailand in 1952 with Fr. Primo Carnovali. In Phuket, they built house, church and school. In Trang, he received an official recognition from the king. There he died, in the vigil of the feast of the Immaculate Conception, that he loved the most. He was loved and revered by the confreres, particularly for those who he formed in the 15 years he spent in training.
|THE SPIRITUAL PROFILE OF ST. GASPAR BERTONI. Original title: Il Volto e l'anima. Profilo Spirituale di San Gaspare Bertoni, by Rev. Giovanni Ceresatto, CSS . English translation by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS . Latest revision: Advent, 2014.|
Father Felisberto Campagner, CSS [ 1914- +1999] wrotea biography of the Stigmatine Founder named: ‘A Christian OneHundred per Cent”. He had the ability to narrate the life of Fr. Bertoni in a very understandable way. He also composed several Stigmatine hymns.
|A Christian One Hundred per Cent - by Fr. Felisberto Campagner, CSS|
Father Lidio Zaupa, CSS wrote a very understandable biography of Fr. Bertoni, named: “A Saint for Our Time”.
Presently he is pastor of the Holy Cross Parish in Milano, Italy (http://oratoriogasparebertoni.org/index.php)
|Gaspare Bertoni, un santo per il nostro tempo||Gaspar Bertoni: A Saint of our time - by Fr. Lidio Zaupa, CSS|
|BLESSED GASPAR BERTONI: short biography by Rev. Donald Saulnier, CSS ||BLESSED GASPAR BERTONI: short biography by Rev. Donald Saulnier, CSS . Translation into Portuguese by Tereza Lopes, lay Stigmatine .|
|Short biography of St. Gaspar Bertoni by Rev. Mário Zuchetto, CSS .||Short biography of St. Gaspar Bertoni by Rev. José Luiz Nemes, CSS .|