p. Pedro Moncayo

* 29-06-1923

† 24-08-2017

Padre Pedro Moncayo

MONCAYO GRANDES PEDRO ENRIQUE nacque a Pangua nel Cotopaxi, parrocchia “Sacro Cuore”, il 29 giugno 1923.
Fece il noviziato ad Ambato terminando con la prima professione il 15 settembre 1942.
Il 6 settembre 1947 fece in Ambato la sua professione perpetua.
Ad Ambato il 15 agosto 1950 divenne sacerdote.
Ad Ambato aveva fatto gli studi di filosofia e teologia, mentre negli anni 1944-47 fece il magistero in Tena.
Ottenne il titolo di maestro e di professore nella scuola secondaria.
Fu insegnante a Archidona (1950-55), Guayaquil (1955-56), Quito-La Magdalena (1957-58).
Fu superiore a Cotundo (1958-1961); quindi fu ad Ambato, Salinas, San Gabriel (qui impegnato con i novizi), Guayaquil, Babahoyo.
Superiore e parroco a El Chaco (1971-75), parroco a Talag (1975-1978).
Quindi fu ancora ad Ambato, poi parroco a Guayaquil, Arajuno, Ahuano, Borja, Arosemena Tola; quindi collaboratore e ancora parroco a El Chaco, e, infine, nella parrocchia della Magdalena in Quito dall’anno 1999.
Una vita lunga e laboriosa spesa in molte comunità della Provincia e in molte parrocchie della missione del Vicariato del Napo.
Giovane magisteriante si definiva “maestro missionario” in una lettera al p. Casaril, dicendosi contento di essere tra i piccoli perché più amati da Gesù.

11 September

This moment is like an angel who declares the will of God: the faithful heart bursts out saying his yes, as the Virgin Mary did with Gabriel.

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Writings VI, p. 395)

10 September

1950: TALAG, (ECUADOR), Josephan Mission

“Love is ‘divine’ because it comes from God and unites us to God; through this unifying process it makes us a ‘we’ which transcends our divisions and makes us one, until in the end God is ‘all in all’.”

(Deus Caritas Est 18)

9 September

Every man at all times has a duty to perform to do the will of God, and that is enough for perfection.

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Writings VI, p. 395)

8 September

1927: ARCHIDONA, (ECUADOR), “Misión Josefina”
1983: MADRID, (SPAIN), “Comunidad Josefina”
2014: IBADAN (NIGERIA), “Murialdo House”

It is through the merits of Jesus Christ that we are granted the graces, but the merits of Jesus Christ are applied to us through the intercession of Mary, being that the will of the Lord.

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Writings VI, p. 288)

7 September

“Meeting and solidarity among institutes are thus encouraged, aware that ‘communion is closely linked to the Christian community’s ability to make room for all the gifts of the Spirit’.”

(Starting Afresh from Christ 30)

6 September

“Those who practise charity in the Church’s name will never seek to impose the Church’s faith upon others. They realize that a pure and generous love is the best witness to the God in whom we believe and by whom we are driven to love. A Christian knows when it is time to speak of God and when it is better to say nothing and to let love alone speak.”

(Deus caritas est 31)