Aldo Stedile (Fons) passed away last night at his residence in Rocca di Papa, Rome, aged 88 years.
He was originally from Trent and was among the first group of people to follow the way of Chiara Lubich at the beginnings of the Focolare Movement. Together with Marco Tecilla, he started the first men’s focolare house in 1949.
“He who believes in me, as the Scriptures say, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’ (Jn 7:38)”: this phrase from the Gospel guided the course of his life. To him was attributed the nickname Fons (“fountain” in Latin) and he was affectionately called by this name by everyone.
He is currently lying in state in the chapel of the Focolare’s International Centre in Rocca di Papa. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, 2 October, at the Mariapolis Centre in Via S. Giovanni Battista De La Salle, Castelgandolfo.