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Scots Catholic Blog
|Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:53 AM|
Andrea Bocelli is a man of great faith
Famed for having one of the most incredible voices on the planet, Andrea Bocelli is also well known for being a man of great faith and devotion to God.
Bocelli, who was born with congenital glaucoma and has been blind since a young age, is only alive because his mother rejected the advice of doctors that he be terminated. This decision not only brought about a beautiful son, grandson, nephew and so on for their family, but it also brought about a genius musician with a voice to rival all others. A voice the world could enjoy.
It is no surprise then, given his mother’s sacrificial love, that Bocelli is a real family man. With a wife and three children of his own he openly states that “family is such an important thing”. So much so that he is in the process of finalising his latest work titled ‘The Great Mystery: The Gospel of the Family, School of Humanity for Our Times’. The work will be performed at various venues throughout the world, most notably in the Basilica of the Holy Family in Barcelona on 28 May and then in Philadelphia during the World Congress of the Families on September 26. It is part of a Vatican initiative leading up to the second phase of the Synod on the Family in October.
The Vatican has confirmed that the initiative contains two aspects, singing in the cathedrals and in the squares. And Bocelli has confirmed that, whenever he is in Church, the music will be exclusively sacred music. This, he said, was very important to him.
While we shall all look forward to hearing Andrea’s wonderful and powerful voice once more, his message about the importance of the family should bring into focus once again the need for us to play our part in protecting the sacred institution of the family and the parts which make it; father, mother and child.
Click here to read the full story at zenit.org: http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/andrea-bocelli-speaks-on-importance-of-family-at-vatican