“To fully understand the mission of secular institutes,
it is necessary to know and understand the mission of the laity”
We have learned today with great sadness of the death in Rome of Professor Emilio Tresalti, at the age of 86. For a long time Director General of the Cristo Re Institute, he was also General Secretary (1972 – 1980) and President of CMIS (1996 – 2000), also a consultant to the Congregation for Institutes of consecrated life and an ardent promoter of secular Institutes in the Church.
He advised many Institutes and encouraged the creation of several Continental and National Conferences. His personality, dedication, dynamism and cordiality were exceptional. We all owe him a lot.
He is now in the peace and the joy of God. Let us pray for him and give thanks.
The Presidency of the CMIS
Rome May 3. 2021