Mario Spinelli – Nicola D’Onofrio. Much more than a smile
The life of Nicola d’Onofrio was short but intense. He was a Camillian religious who was killed by an incurable illness at the age of 21 and later proclaimed Venerable by Pope Francis in 2018. His parents were country people who were sincerely Christian and he was born in 1943 in Abruzzi, which at that time was in a state of upheaval because of the war. He very quickly discovered his call to the priesthood, to religious life and to service to the sick in the Order of St. Camillus, who, indeed, came from his own area.