God’s will. To be obeyed always, at all costs, sought and loved day after day.
This guides Fr. Ottorino’s spirit of donation and he expresses it with a mosaic patchwork cross, in which everyone must seek and occupy his rightful place to live in harmony with man and with the Lord, giving color to life.
‘Am I in my rightful place?’ It is an urgent, ever-present imperative to think and act in the presence of the Lord with whom we must cultivate intimate union in a daily encounter, a celebration of the Eucharist, proclamation of his word and constant prayer.
‘Am I in my rightful place?’ This became one of his most popular slogans because he felt he was the instrument of spreading the Charisma of the Holy Spirit. Fr. Ottorino let himself be transported by God’s work which he had neither wanted nor sought, but to which he submitted without hesitation after he realized that it was the Lord’s calling, putting everything in God’s hands.
To begin his work Fr. Ottorino asked for signs of conversion; he sought collaborators as a trace of God’s constant Providence that never abandons those who rely on it; he remained faithful and obedient to the church even if his intuitions anticipated the times, emanating the spirit and reverberating the echo of the second Vatican Council.
With a profound attitude of deep humility, he dreamt of the restoration of the permanent diaconate prophecy; a dream shared with some of his first companions since the 1940s. He patiently followed the pace of the church and was able to introduce with brilliant creativity, the seed of permanent diaconate.