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Fernando Rielo
Birth Centenary


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Holiness is possible


May the word Father...

be the best pronounced of all in this world'.

F. Rielo (En el Corazón del Padre, 29)


"Greet the new day

as if it were your best friend" (Fernando Rielo)


  Holiness is possible! Read the reflection of Fr. Luis Casasus on Sunday’s Gospel.


in the heart of the Father

1923 – 2023

The centenary of his birth begins!

December 6 has marked the centenary of the birth of our founder, Fernando Rielo, on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of his passing away. It will be a year full of events, activities and special initiatives around the world to celebrate and make known the Idente charism, and especially the figure of Fernando Rielo, a man who was in love with the Holy Trinity and whose only aspiration throughout his life was to proclaim the fatherhood of God and invite everyone to feel like his children.

The coming year 2023 will help us to know him better as a poet, intellectual, metaphysician, and founder. But above all, as a son, friend, and spiritual father who placed his life at the service of the Church and of so many people far from the faith. 

Pope Francis ceaselessly urges us not to feel like orphans, because we have a Father in Heaven. Fernando Rielo, who at every moment felt deeply that he was a son of the Father, exhorted his spiritual sons and daughters with these words to pronounce the word “Father” with the utmost love and affection:

“Help me all of you, as I want to help you all, so that the word ‘Father’ may be each day more polished, more tender, with a greater content, with greater magnitude, with more grandeur, until it may be perfectly chiseled and consummated. May the word Father be the best-pronounced word in this world, and may you be the missionaries who best pronounce it. May this word make you famous.”

Idente comes from the Gospel mandate: "Go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to all creation" (Mk 16, 15). Idente means to be walking with Christ, identifying oneself with him above all in his confession of our Heavenly Father.

The Institute Id of Christ the Redeemer, Idente Missionaries, is an institute of consecrated life of pontifical right, founded by Fernando Rielo Pardal on June 29, 1959, in Tenerife (Spain). Its charism is to live holiness by means of an ascetic and mystical examination in common. Its apostolic mission is directed above all to the encounter with the youth and dialogue with the intellectual world to defend the revealed truth. The charism is based on three evangelical principles:
1) the call to holiness: “Be holy as your Heavenly Father is holy” (Mt 5,48);
2) the promotion of community life: “where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them” (Mt 18,20).
3) the priority dedication to the evangelizing mission: “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to all creation” (Mk 16,15).

Live and transmit the Gospel

In His Image and Likeness | Gospel of June 4

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Gospel according to Saint John 3,16-18 At that time, Jesus said to Nicodemus: «God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes in him may…

Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them | Gospel of may 28

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Gospel according to Saint John 20,19-23: On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews,…

Closer to the Father | Gospel of may 21

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Gospel according to Saint Matthew 28,16-20: The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw Jesus, they bowed before him,…

Idente news

Celebrating the Centenary of Fernando Rielo: Scholars and Experts Gather at St. John’s University for Academic Conference

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Renowned scholars and individuals who had direct contact with Fernando Rielo, the founder of the Idente missionaries, gathered at St. John's University in New York on March 24, 2023. This…

Idente Missionary Br. Loyce Selwyn Pinto Installed as Acolyte, Inspiring Others to Pursue Their Vocation

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Loyce Selwyn Pinto, an Idente Missionary from the province of New York, was recently installed into the permanent ministry of Acolyte at Santa Maria Church in the Bronx on Saturday,…

Tokyo receives the visit of Idente missionaries’ president, Fr. Luis Casasús

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From February 27th to March 3rd, Tokyo was graced with the presence of Father Luis Casasús, the president of Idente Missionaries. During his stay, Father Casasús held enlightening meetings with…

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“…For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink….” (Mt 25, 35)

Father, there is no name like Yours. I’ve been repeating it for centuries, and it’s always new to me.

F. Rielo

God dwells in you as you do in your kisses.

F. Rielo

Oh! Death is but the shore of two worlds embracing.

F. Rielo

When you dialogue with God, do not forget creatures. They, too, suffer.

F. Rielo

You, oh Mary, are all the sun that fits in the sun. I ask of you only one beam, and you can keep my soul.

F. Rielo

A youth is more dream than thought. That is why, more than friends, he needs a teacher.

F. Rielo

If Christ tells you, “Every sin against Me will be forgiven,” then what are you waiting for to follow His path?

F. Rielo

The strength of the child lies in the measure in which he is loved.

F. Rielo

Mystical prayer is not prayer, but a pleasing effusion poured into the soul, as into a teacup, by a God Who is in love.

F. Rielo

The common life is living life in common.

F. Rielo

True prayer can be recognized in that, when it ceases, we are not the same.

F. Rielo

I tell you: go through the world announcing my Father, your Father, projecting on this world the noblest acts. You have not been born to an apostolic vocation to teach many things, but to teach these under the rule of the word, “Father.”

F. Rielo

Father, there is no name like Yours. I’ve been repeating it for centuries, and it’s always new to me.

F. Rielo

Aspiration to holiness

“You must, then, be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5, 48)

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Apostolic mission

“Go throughout the world and proclaim the Gospel to all creation” (Mc 16, 15)

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Defense of the Magisterium

“Go and make disciples of all nations…, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you” (Mt 28, 15)

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