December 15, 2018

Author - Fr Dino Vanin

REVEREND DINO VANIN, PIME was born in Cendon di Silea, Province of Treviso, Italy in 1946. He entered the PIME Seminary at Treviso at the tender age of eleven. He came to the U.S. in 1968, studying Theology at Darlington Major Seminary in New Jersey. He has an MA in Secondary School Administration from Seton Hall University. Ordained in 1972, he served as an administrator, teacher, rector and principal at the PIME High School Seminary in Newark, Ohio before being sent to the missions of Thailand, where he served for six years. He is currently the Treasurer of the U.S. Region of PIME in Detroit. On August 1, 2017 he was appointed Administrator of San Francesco Catholic Church in Clinton Township, MI. He works five days a week at that parish and two days at PIME headquarters in Detroit. Due to his increased workload at the parish while continuing as Treasurer of the U.S. Region of PIME and as counselor and spiritual director, he spends any time left unwinding in his woodshop.

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