Documentary about Father Albini
France 3 Corse, France 3 Méditerranée and GB Prod present “Padre Albini, the travelogue of a missionary,” (French title: « Padre Albini, Carnets de route d’un missionnaire ») a 52 minute documentary written and produced by François-Aimé Arrighi.
Through numerous testimonies and the reading of letters from the era interpreted by the actor Robin Renucci, this documentary calls to mind the journey of a missionary priest, Oblate of Mary Immaculate, in the Corsica of the first half of the 19th century. At that time in its history, the island inhabitants were greatly influenced by the “vendetta” (revenge) and its subsequent dramas.
Between testimonies and narration, the film helps us better know the journey of the man whom they commonly call “The Apostle of Corsica.” Through his correspondence, he draws us into the day by day life in the difficult missions he conducts in the remotest villages of the island.
For 52 minutes, we are introduced to a man marked by God, whose preaching was inspiring and whom many of his contemporaries considered a miracle-worker.
Father Charles-Dominique ALBINI dedicated himself entirely to these missions until he died of exhaustion on May 20, 1839.
This documentary takes us on a journey in time, between the past and the present, to discover the extraordinary legacy this exceptional religious left as a memorial.
The Christians around Vico gather every year to honor the memory of Venerable Padre Albini during a pilgrimage to the Convent of St. Francis. Many claim special graces obtained through his intercession.