Rev Oscar Serfilippi

Rev Oscar Serfilippi

Birth
Death 20 May 2006 (aged 76)
Burial Jesi, Provincia di Ancona, Marche, Italy
Plot Sepulcrum Episcoporum.
Memorial ID 27651687 · View Source
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Msgr. Oscar Serfilippi OFM. Conv., Former Bishop of the Diocese of Jesi was born on September 30, 1929, in Mondolfo, Italy, and joined the Order of Franciscan Friars Minor Conventuals in Montottone on October 14, 1940.

Br. Oscar made his Solemn Profession at Mondolfo on October 1, 1950, and was ordained a Presbyter in Rome on March 13, 1954. Parish Priest of San Benedetto del Tronto between 1958 and 1970, he was elected Minister Provincial of the Conventual Province of Marche. Aged 45, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Ancona - Numana on September 3, 1975, by Pope Paul VI, receiving his Episcopal Consecration with the Titular See of Massula on September 27, from Archbishop Carlo Maccari assisted by Bishops Vincenzo Radicioni and Francis Costantin Mazzieri OFM. Conv.,

Named Vicar General of the Diocese of Jesi on October 13, 1975, Serfilippi was named Auxiliary of the named Diocese in 1977, and ultimately its Bishop on March 1, 1978. He took Possession of the Diocese on April 23.

Padre Oscar inaugurated the Diocesan Synod in his Diocese on January 24, 1982, and founded the Oikos Community for Toxic Victims in 1990. In 1994, he inaugurated the Cardinal Pier Matteo Petrucci Diocesan Library. He visited the Missions in Brazil in 1994, and installed a Diocesan Caritas Project in Zambia in 1999.

Bishop Serfilippi inaugurated the Porta del Giubileo in his Duomo on September 19, 2004, and announced the name of Msgr. Gerardo Rocconi as his Successor on March 20, 2006.

Suffering from a long history of frail health, the Bishop died exactly two months later on May 20, 2006, inside the Bishops' Palace, aged 76. Following his personal request, his body was exhumed from the Conventuals' Plot inside Jesi's Urban Cemetery and translated to the Cathedral of his former Diocese, on Tuesday, May 20, 2008.


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  • Created by: Eman Bonnici
  • Added: 18 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27651687
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Oscar Serfilippi (30 Sep 1929–20 May 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27651687, citing Cattedrale di Jesi, Jesi, Provincia di Ancona, Marche, Italy ; Maintained by Eman Bonnici (contributor 46572312) .