Padre Lino Maupas

Padre Lino, whose real name was Alpinolo Ildebrando Imberto, was the son of Giovanni Maupas and actress Rosa Marini di Avezzano, the last of six brothers and four sisters. His uncle Pietro Doimo Maupas, arcibishop of Zara, took care of his education at the Jesuits’ seminary until he became a Franciscan friar in 1888, taking the name Lino.
In 1882, at the age of sixteen, he took on the religious habit in the Franciscan novitiate convent of Sant'Anna in Koper. In 1888 he definitively took on the Franciscan habit, taking the name of Brother Lino.
He arrived in Parma for the first time in 1891 and in 1893 he was assigned to the convent of the Santissima Annunziata in Parma. Here he begins his apostolate, giving proof of great charity, as chaplain of the prisons and of the Lambruschini Reformatory. It was the support of the poor that he helps by all means. Death came while he was in the home of Cavalier Riccardo Barilla, where he was hoping of making Barilla hire an unemployed young man. The entire citizenry flocks to his funeral and accompanies the body to the Villetta cemetery.

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