Fr. Carzeda remembered PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 May 2012 14:02

The Silsilah Movement for Dialogue (SMD) yesterday commemorated the 20th death anniversary of one its pioneer missionary Italian priests Rev. Fr. Salvatore Carzeda (PIME), who was gunned down by unknown assailants while driving his car along San Jose Gusu, this city.

As part of its celebration, SMD and PIME first unveiled the marble marker within the church premises of San Jose Gusu, few meters away where Fr. Carzeda was felled with bullet in his head.

Carzeda’s favorite sayings and his being a martyr where he spent the rest of his life for the love of bringing peace and love into the minds and hearts of the people through inter-religious dialogue can be read in the marker.

At exactly 9 a.m., the Padayun Center of Silsilah at Martha Drive, Sta. Catalina sponsored a blood-letting program through Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Zamboanga Chapter.

The blood donation was another event in commemorating Carzeda’s death anniversary.

More than a dozen of Sta. Catalina residents participated in the blood letting activity including last-term Barangay Kagawad and RMN radio announcer Jimmy Villaflores.

Rev. Fr. Sebastiano D’Ambra of Silsilah said the blood-letting activity is being done twice a year and that is in every 20th of May (Salvatore’s death anniversary) and December 20, Salvatore’s birth date.

However, Fr. D’Ambra said that yesterday’s blood-letting was also in response to the call of PNRC for mass blood donation due to its shortage of stocks brought about by the outbreak of Dengue H-Fever in the city.

“This is our little contribution to the community, ” D’Ambra said as he assured that SMD will continue in carrying out activities specially those that can help in achieving their goal for a lasting peace in the region. — Santos Cortez (RMN).