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"The way of holiness": A documentary on Blessed Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi

24/06/2022

The journey to discover the figures of Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi begins at Divino Amore. The pilgrims' footsteps reach their tomb: in fact, in the Marian shrine of Castel di Leva rest the remains of the blessed couple, patrons of the 10th World Meeting of Families, the first married couple to be beatified by the Catholic Church, in 2001 by Saint John Paul II. Their story is told in the documentary "The way of holiness", made by EWTN on the occasion of the international event. And it does so thanks to the voices of those who carry on their legacy today.

This is the case of Cardinal Enrico Feroci, parish priest of Divino Amore. 'They asked to be buried here,' he explains, 'because their lives were always placed under Our Lady's protection and tutelage,' he recalls. Or Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Or Francesco Beltrame Quattrocchi, the couple's nephew, later adopted by the family's youngest daughter, Enrichetta, who was declared venerable by Pope Francis last year.

The documentary also includes images of the house where the couple lived, in the Rione Monti district, and some photos showing them in moments of daily life, or with their children, the first three of whom, we recall, embraced the consecrated life, while Enrichetta always remained with them.

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