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The Fraternity

The Fraternity

The Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza (Little Brothers of Welcome/Hospitality) is a branch of the Domus Juventutis, a Public Association of the Christian Faithful of diocesan right.

Each member of the Fraternity, according to his or her charism, can live a mission:

  • At the service of his or her diocese (or religious community), in the case of ordained or instituted ministers, or religious women or men, who decide to join the Fraternity and the mission of St. Charles de Foucauld, in primary obedience to their bishop or superior.
  • At the service of the society, in the case of consecrated laymen and laywomen (or who are on the path of discernment for consecration) who live the Charism of St. Charles de Foucauld by doing apostolate in the world, with external work also to support the Fraternity.
  • At the service of the Fraternity, in the case of consecrated Laymen and Laywomen (or who are on the path of discernment for consecration) who live together the Charism of St. Charles de Foucauld by working (ora et labora) within the Fraternity and the family in which they permanently reside.

The life of a Little Brother of Hospitality is based on three fundamental pillars, in freedom and in communion with others: Prayer, Communion, and Apostolate.

In each kind of mission that embodies the Charism of St. Charles de Foucauld (diocesan, professional, and community), the Little Brother aims to live these three pillars in order to be leaven in the mass. As those everywhere who adore in holy activity, he or she consecrates “the world itself to God” (Lumen Gentium 34), by fostering the transformation of all human reality in the light of the Gospel.

The Fraternity was born within the Roman Catholic Church, but it is open to all who adhere to the message of frère Charles. We have the great opportunity to experience ecumenical encounters with Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox Christians, as well as members of Eastern Catholic Rites, entering an ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.

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Biagio Graziano, born in Termini Imerese (Palermo) on April 18, 1987, is General Prior of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza. He works in social entrepreneurship: he is General Secretary of the Italian Commettee of World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP), General Manager of ADAM Association, and National Treasurer of the Italian Society for Music Education (SIEM). He coordinates the Italian Federation of Amateur Theatre (FITA) communication office.

Biagio Graziano - Prior

Biagio Graziano, born in Termini Imerese (Palermo) on April 18, 1987, is General Prior of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza. He works in social entrepreneurship: he is General Secretary of the Italian Commettee of World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP), General Manager of ADAM Association, and National Treasurer of the Italian Society for Music Education (SIEM). He coordinates the Italian Federation of Amateur Theatre (FITA) communication office.
Giuseppe Spampinato was born on June 9, 1943, in Aci Bonaccorsi (Catania). In 1967, he founded the Association “Domus Juventutis – Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza” in Catania, Sicily. He coordinates the Association’s Foreign Missions Office and the formation of this missionary branch.

Giuseppe Spampinato - Founder

Giuseppe Spampinato was born on June 9, 1943, in Aci Bonaccorsi (Catania). In 1967, he founded the Association “Domus Juventutis – Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza” in Catania, Sicily. He coordinates the Association’s Foreign Missions Office and the formation of this missionary branch.

IN ALPHABETIC ORDER 

Tiziano Fani Braga, of Rome and originally from Latina, was born on November 28, 1989. He has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza since January 2024. He works in communication for several third-sector organizations and for the Fraternity. He is the coordinator of the MOSAIKO LGBT+ pastoral care of the Catholic Church. He currently works for Confcommercio in the associative field with 50&Più Enasco, he also collaborates with other companies in the communication area.

Tiziano Fani Braga

Tiziano Fani Braga, of Rome and originally from Latina, was born on November 28, 1989. He has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza since January 2024. He works in communication for several third-sector organizations and for the Fraternity. He is the coordinator of the MOSAIKO LGBT+ pastoral care of the Catholic Church. He currently works for Confcommercio in the associative field with 50&Più Enasco, he also collaborates with other companies in the communication area.
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José Luis Hernandez Amaya

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László Medgyessy, born July 24, 1964, in Budapest (Hungary), is a speech therapist for children and adults. He studied theology, mental health care, special pedagogy, and speech therapy. He serves as a volunteer in pastoral healthcare. He sings in a choir and is an acolyte in his home parish. From January 2024, he has been Postulant in the Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza.

László Medgyessy

László Medgyessy, born July 24, 1964, in Budapest (Hungary), is a speech therapist for children and adults. He studied theology, mental health care, special pedagogy, and speech therapy. He serves as a volunteer in pastoral healthcare. He sings in a choir and is an acolyte in his home parish. From January 2024, he has been Postulant in the Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza.
Antonio Nappo, born in Naples on July 28, 1977, has been a brother consecrated since January 2024. He is a member of the Priory Council of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza. He serves in the Village of Fove (Aosta), where he hosts pilgrims and makes handicrafts.

Antonio Nappo

Antonio Nappo, born in Naples on July 28, 1977, has been a brother consecrated since January 2024. He is a member of the Priory Council of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza. He serves in the Village of Fove (Aosta), where he hosts pilgrims and makes handicrafts.
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Fabio Pacquola

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Fr. Luis Alfredo Rios Florez, born in Colombia on August 17, 1951, is a Priest for the Diocese of Palestrina (Rome). He has been a Fidei Donum priest for our Fraternity since 2012. He serves in our missions in Taybeh (Palestine) and Cairo (Egypt), in collaboration with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria, Egypt.

Don Luis Alfredo Rios Florez

Fr. Luis Alfredo Rios Florez, born in Colombia on August 17, 1951, is a Priest for the Diocese of Palestrina (Rome). He has been a Fidei Donum priest for our Fraternity since 2012. He serves in our missions in Taybeh (Palestine) and Cairo (Egypt), in collaboration with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria, Egypt.
Pasquale Torrico was born in Falciano del Massico (CE) on December 7, 1995. He has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza since January 2024. He lives in Velletri, where he makes handicrafts, runs the house, and welcomes guests.

Pasquale Torrico

Pasquale Torrico was born in Falciano del Massico (CE) on December 7, 1995. He has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza since January 2024. He lives in Velletri, where he makes handicrafts, runs the house, and welcomes guests.
Fr. Filippo Traverso, born in Genoa on January 14, 1955, is a Priest of the Diocese of Chiavari and serves at the parish of SS. Gervasio and Protasio in Rapallo (Genoa). He has been following the spirituality of Charles de Foucauld for decades, bearing witness to it on pilgrimages to Lourdes and in mission lands.

Don Filippo Traverso

Fr. Filippo Traverso, born in Genoa on January 14, 1955, is a Priest of the Diocese of Chiavari and serves at the parish of SS. Gervasio and Protasio in Rapallo (Genoa). He has been following the spirituality of Charles de Foucauld for decades, bearing witness to it on pilgrimages to Lourdes and in mission lands.
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Domenico Viotto Campagna

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Piotr Zygulski, born in Genoa on April 8, 1993, Secretary of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza, has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity since January 2024 and is the Secretary of the Fraternity. He has a PhD in Theology, an MA in Philosophy, and a BA in Economics. Organist and journalist, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Nipoti di Maritain’, a member of the Synod of the Diocese of Savona-Noli, and a teacher in high schools in Liguria.

Piotr Zygulski

Piotr Zygulski, born in Genoa on April 8, 1993, Secretary of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza, has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity since January 2024 and is the Secretary of the Fraternity. He has a PhD in Theology, an MA in Philosophy, and a BA in Economics. Organist and journalist, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Nipoti di Maritain’, a member of the Synod of the Diocese of Savona-Noli, and a teacher in high schools in Liguria.
Biagio Graziano, born in Termini Imerese (Palermo) on April 18, 1987, is General Prior of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza. He works in social entrepreneurship: he is General Secretary of the Italian Commettee of World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP), General Manager of A.D.A.M. Association, and National Treasurer of the Italian Society for Music Education (SIEM). He coordinates the Italian Federation of Amateur Theatre (FITA) communication office.

Biagio Graziano - Prior

Biagio Graziano, born in Termini Imerese (Palermo) on April 18, 1987, is General Prior of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza. He works in social entrepreneurship: he is General Secretary of the Italian Commettee of World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP), General Manager of A.D.A.M. Association, and National Treasurer of the Italian Society for Music Education (SIEM). He coordinates the Italian Federation of Amateur Theatre (FITA) communication office.
Giuseppe Spampinato was born on June 9, 1943, in Aci Bonaccorsi (Catania). In 1967, he founded the Association “Domus Juventutis – Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza” in Catania, Sicily. He coordinates the Association’s Foreign Missions Office and the formation of this missionary branch.

Giuseppe Spampinato - Founder

Giuseppe Spampinato was born on June 9, 1943, in Aci Bonaccorsi (Catania). In 1967, he founded the Association “Domus Juventutis – Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza” in Catania, Sicily. He coordinates the Association’s Foreign Missions Office and the formation of this missionary branch.

IN ALPHABETIC ORDER

Tiziano Fani Braga, of Rome and originally from Latina, was born on November 28, 1989. He has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza since January 2024. He works in communication for several third-sector organizations and for the Fraternity. He is the coordinator of the MOSAIKO LGBT+ pastoral care of the Catholic Church. He currently works for Confcommercio in the associative field with 50&Più Enasco, he also collaborates with other companies in the communication area.

Tiziano Fani Braga

Tiziano Fani Braga, of Rome and originally from Latina, was born on November 28, 1989. He has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza since January 2024. He works in communication for several third-sector organizations and for the Fraternity. He is the coordinator of the MOSAIKO LGBT+ pastoral care of the Catholic Church. He currently works for Confcommercio in the associative field with 50&Più Enasco, he also collaborates with other companies in the communication area.
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José Luis Hernandez Amaya

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Antonio Nappo, born in Naples on July 28, 1977, has been a brother consecrated since January 2024. He is a member of the Priory Council of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza. He serves in the Village of Fove (Aosta), where he hosts pilgrims and makes handicrafts.

László Medgyessy

Antonio Nappo, born in Naples on July 28, 1977, has been a brother consecrated since January 2024. He is a member of the Priory Council of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza. He serves in the Village of Fove (Aosta), where he hosts pilgrims and makes handicrafts.
Antonio Nappo, nato a Napoli il 28 luglio 1977, è consacrato da gennaio 2024 e consigliere della Fraternità dei Piccoli Fratelli dell'Accoglienza. Presta servizio presso l'eremo di Fove (Aosta) dove si occupa della gestione del villaggio, dell'ospitalità dei pellegrini e della realizzazione di manufatti artigianali.

Antonio Nappo

Antonio Nappo, nato a Napoli il 28 luglio 1977, è consacrato da gennaio 2024 e consigliere della Fraternità dei Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza. Presta servizio presso l’eremo di Fove (Aosta) dove si occupa della gestione del villaggio, dell’ospitalità dei pellegrini e della realizzazione di manufatti artigianali.
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Fabio Pacquola

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Fr. Luis Alfredo Rios Florez, born in Colombia on August 17, 1951, is a Priest for the Diocese of Palestrina (Rome). He has been a Fidei Donum priest for our Fraternity since 2012. He serves in our missions in Taybeh (Palestine) and Cairo (Egypt), in collaboration with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria, Egypt.

Don Luis Alfredo Rios Florez

Fr. Luis Alfredo Rios Florez, born in Colombia on August 17, 1951, is a Priest for the Diocese of Palestrina (Rome). He has been a Fidei Donum priest for our Fraternity since 2012. He serves in our missions in Taybeh (Palestine) and Cairo (Egypt), in collaboration with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria, Egypt.
Pasquale Torrico was born in Falciano del Massico (CE) on December 7, 1995. He has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza since January 2024. He lives in Velletri, where he makes handicrafts, runs the house, and welcomes guests.

Pasquale Torrico

Pasquale Torrico was born in Falciano del Massico (CE) on December 7, 1995. He has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza since January 2024. He lives in Velletri, where he makes handicrafts, runs the house, and welcomes guests.
Fr. Filippo Traverso, born in Genoa on January 14, 1955, is a Priest of the Diocese of Chiavari and serves at the parish of SS. Gervasio and Protasio in Rapallo (Genoa). He has been following the spirituality of Charles de Foucauld for decades, bearing witness to it on pilgrimages to Lourdes and in mission lands.

Don Filippo Traverso

Fr. Filippo Traverso, born in Genoa on January 14, 1955, is a Priest of the Diocese of Chiavari and serves at the parish of SS. Gervasio and Protasio in Rapallo (Genoa). He has been following the spirituality of Charles de Foucauld for decades, bearing witness to it on pilgrimages to Lourdes and in mission lands.
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Domenico Viotto Campagna

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Piotr Zygulski, born in Genoa on April 8, 1993, Secretary of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza, has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity since January 2024 and is the Secretary of the Fraternity. He has a PhD in Theology, an MA in Philosophy, and a BA in Economics. Organist and journalist, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Nipoti di Maritain’, a member of the Synod of the Diocese of Savona-Noli, and a teacher in high schools in Liguria.

Piotr Zygulski

Piotr Zygulski, born in Genoa on April 8, 1993, Secretary of Piccoli Fratelli dell’Accoglienza, has been a Consecrated brother of the Fraternity since January 2024 and is the Secretary of the Fraternity. He has a PhD in Theology, an MA in Philosophy, and a BA in Economics. Organist and journalist, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Nipoti di Maritain’, a member of the Synod of the Diocese of Savona-Noli, and a teacher in high schools in Liguria.