The team members of the board of directors are all volunteers and carry out the tasks entrusted to them without any proceeds. A large number of volunteers work alongside the members, without whom the HeritageFoundation would struggle to exist.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lawyer Bruno Forte is specialised in civil, banking, administrative law and the protection of human rights. He is authorised to practice before all the Italian higher courts (Court of Cassation, Council of State, Constitutional Court) as well as to give assistance before the European Court of Human Rights; here, for over twenty years, he has been involved in the defence of Italian citizens and companies, unjustly violated by laws, administrative measures and judicial decisions adopted by Italy and which in our country would no longer have any chance of protection. In these respects, in Italy and in Strasbourg, he assists the parties of trials that have had an excessive duration and subjects whom have suffered damage to their assets (credits, illegitimate expropriation of properties and / or assets, legitimate expectations, loss of opportunities, etc.) in following the conflict between Italian law and the provisions of the Convention. He is a consultant for a trade union organisation of public employment of national relevance.
DANIEL FIORLETTABoard Member
My name is Daniel Fiorletta. I was born on 7 August 1962 in Metz in France where I lived until adolescence. I followed my parents when they moved to Italy and completed my technical studies in Isola del Liri, where I still reside. Once school was completed, my training continued directly in the printing business, at the M. Pisani Publishing Typography. I have served there for a little over 10 years. In 1996 I joined the team of the Valtortiano Publishing Center.
In addition to the “Valtortian” commitments, I collaborate in the activities of “San Domenico Abate” parish, where I live.
I like art in general, with a particular predilection for music. I play guitar and bass and I really enjoy singing. My mother also gave me a great passion for sport, especially rugby. From my father I inherited the dedication to work. I am separated and have two daughters, Federica and Beatrice.
What brought me here?
As a child I attended the parish of my “French” childhood, where I was an altar boy. When I arrived in Italy, I continued to attend mass on Sundays, but my partecipation certainly could not be defined as a “warm” one.
My technical training was to lead me to other goals. Then, as I started to work in the M. Pisani printing house, I had the first contact. Finally, the turning point arrived at the Valtortiano Publishing Center: there, the working week began with an hour of reading and commenting on a chapter of the major work. I began to learn more about the “story” of the Gospel, Jesus, his mother Mary, the apostles, etc.
Today I realise that I could never have decided by myself to embark in such a path. I have been collaborating with the Heritage Foundation for the past 10 years.
VITTORIA RAMONDELLIBoard Member
Vittoria contributes to the Foundation’s projects as a councillor and as a French translator.
What brought me here?
Many “coincidences” have led and brought back to Maria Valtorta. At 17, thanks to my mother’s invitation and the prayers of a family friend, I started reading the Notebooks. This was the encounter with the voice of Jesus, which healed me from despair. Shortly after, another “coincidence” led my father, an architect, to design what was to be the future headquarters of the Foundation: the meeting with Claudia and Emilio Pisani and the visit to the house in Viareggio changed my life forever. Following the death of the very sweet Claudia, I was asked to continue her interrupted French translation, which led me to collaborate more closely with the Foundation.
DONATA MORELLIBoard Member
What brought me here?
The first answer is: the Lord.
My father started talking to me about Maria Valtorta but his “insistence” almost made me move away from the idea of reading anything, perhaps more out of family spite than anything else. Then I picked up the first volume of the Gospel and started reading. And everything was immediately clear.
Always driven by great curiosity, I landed on the Foundation’s website, where I read a message that they were looking for some help in developing their website. I contacted the Foundation and we started working… and here I am.
GIOVANNI PALLADINOBoard Member
of Studies Luigi Sturzo (1995-2012).
GABRIELE CAJANOBoard Member
FIAMMETTA PAGNANELLIBoard Member
CARLO URSILLOBoard Member
My name is Carlo Ursillo, born in 1962 at Sora, a quaint town in the province of Frosinone, where I still reside. My training path is purely technical, I graduated in’ Industrial Technical Institute of Isola del Liri and later I took a course in computer science. I have multiple passions, the one for science and science fiction led me to look at the sky and its mechanisms with curiosity, prompting me to be interested in the various theories that have tried to define it. The passion for art led me to draw, paint and write poetry. I am married to Aurora and I have two children, Arianna and Alessandro.
As a boy I had various brief summer work experiences, while during the year I helped my father in his work, he was a framer. I had also a short teaching experience in a private school where I teache mathematics, electrical engineering and physics. In 1990 I joined the CEV team as a photo-compositor.
What brought me here?
In all my life, God has always been present, even if my religiosity was like that of many other boys, taken for granted and only notional. However, I remember that I had long discussions with the teacher of religion, I was interested in the figure of Jesus, that God made man who, however, always seemed to me too far from “man”. When I came to the CEV and began to read the writings of Maria Valtorta, I rediscovered that Jesus who, despite being God, for once, was really “man”. Furthermore, through the Valtortian events, I am convinced that science and faith are less distant than we think and they can collaborate by answering the first to the “how” and the second to the “why”. Furthermore, I was also captivated by the figure of Maria Valtorta, who in some way showed me the reverse path of Jesus: the one of the “human being” who rises to God, entrusting herself completely to Him.
We of the CEV have become, over time, collaborators of Emilio Pisani and Claudia Vecchiarelli in their Valtortian commitment, aware of the great importance of the writings. The involvement in the management of the archive, and in the establishment of the Foundation, made me a participant and aware of the Foundation’s great responsibility inherited from Maria Valtorta.
CORRADO ZACCARDELLIExternal secretary
These are only some of the names of volunteers that are actively helping the Heritage Foundation to pursue its fundamental mission.
We would like to thank all the silent volunteers that are spreading the knowledge of Maria Valtorta and her inestimable work.
BENOÎT DE FLEURAC
FERNANDO LA GRECA
ORNELLA F. SOTTILE
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