Because he is considered the patron of the Rom and Sinti peoples, his biography appears on the website of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. (While on that site I also discovered an interesting Rosary of Migrants and Itinerant People.)
On May 4, 1997 Ceferino Giménez Malla was beatified by Pope John Paul II who said that Malla “knew how to sow harmony and solidarity among his own, also mediating conflicts that sometimes blur the relationship between non-Roma and Roma, showing Christ’s love knows no boundaries of race or culture.”
“Thank you Ceferino, because you are a sign of the immense love which God has for us Romanis.”
– from the prayer at the end of the second video, below
For a SlideShare presentation about Blessed Ceferino, visit VinFormation.
Tags: Feast Days, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, video, Vincentian Family Blesseds