Fr. Claudio Piccinini, C.P. is a Passionist Missionary Priest born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy in 1941. He lived there for 18 years as a shepherd and farmer before relocating with his family to Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Father is one of seven children.
After receiving his Masters in Theology from St. John’s University, NY, Father Claudio was ordained as a Passionist Priest on June 2, 1972. As a Passionist Missionary, Fr. Claudio conducts week-long Missions in both English and Italian in The United States and Canada.
In addition to giving Parish Missions, Fr. Claudio established the Società Unita (The United Society). This Society was established for Religious, Priests and Laity to promote Peace, Love and Unity according to the teaching of the Gospel. In Canada the Society has a program called Teopoli (The City of God). This program was established on 200 acres of land in the beautiful Muskoka area of Ontario. Every year thousands of pilgrims; men women and children, spend days and weeks in this place of pilgrimage and prayer to deepen their faith and religious lives.
As a part of Father Claudio’s Parish Mission experience, he distributes a beautiful 2 ½ inch Crucifix during the Homily to all the parishioners who attend the week-end services. Thousands of people in the United States and Canada now own one of these Crucifixes, to remind them of God’s love as manifested in the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.