Tribute to Fr. Richard Cannuli

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The Rev. Richard G. Cannuli, OSA, has passed away on the 2019 feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

A bi-ritual Catholic priest and visual arts professor at Villanova University, who studied under the Russian master iconographer Vladislav Andrejev, Cannuli had in 2011-2012 been given the grace by the Heavenly Father to write His icon of The Divine Heart Encompassing All Hearts. He was a part of the Apostolate of the Divine Heart almost from its beginning.

In love with God the Father and Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit, God at last granted Fr. Cannuli, aged 72 years, the greatest, deepest and incessant desire of his heart: to see Him as He is [cf. 1 Jn 3:2] and this precisely on the feast day of the Savior’s Transfiguration.

 

The Icon of the Divine Heart – Update

The diptych, ecumenical, revealed icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts – Infinite Love was written by Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A. in 2011-2012, according to the original pencil drawing of the Divine Heart. After completion, the icon was initially kept on the altar in the chapel of St Thomas of Villanova Friary (USA) for many liturgies. It was blessed by Fr. Cannuli Continue reading “The Icon of the Divine Heart – Update”