Seoul, Korea, 13 January 2019 -- With profound sorrow the Korean provincial community announces that Fr Valentino Shin has passed to the house of the Father after a pro-longed battle with cancer at the age of 56 years, after 24 years of Salesian religious life and 17 years of Salesian priestly life. His death occurred on 13 January 2019.
During his Salesian life Fr Shin studied at the UPS-Rome together with the late Fr John Lee Taek Seok (1962-2010. January 14) and Fr Marcello Baek (current Vice provincial of Korea). His Salesian life was dedicated mainly to the direct educational presence among the young people in various Youth Centres in Korea.
We give thanks for his life witness and contribution to the Salesian mission!
We pray for his eternal rest!
1963. October 18 born in Seoul
1990. May 20 Aspirantate in Seoul, Daerimdong
1991. March 2 Catholic University of Gwangju
1995. January 24 First profession SDB (Daejon)
2000. April 27 Perpetual profession SDB (Valdocco-Torino)
2001. June 24 Priestly ordination (Seoul, Korea)
2003. August 31 Licentiate in Catechetics (UPS, Rome – Italy)
2003. September 1 Salesian Youth Center in charge (Shin Weol Dong, Seoul)
2007. February 1 Gangwondo Youth Center Team leader (Chuncheon)
2011. February 1 Daejon SDB community rector
2014. January 24 Provincial Councillor and Youth Ministry delegate
2015. January 8 Seoul-Rinaldi community rector
2019. January 13 Passed away
The Requiem will be celebrated at the provicncial house chapel in Seoul on January 15, 2019.
From the numerous messages on the FB page in various languages (Korean, Italian, Spanish, English)
- May God grant Fr Valentino eternal rest and happiness as the reward for his pastoral commitment! RIP (Fr Fabio Attard, SDB)
- May God reward this good and gentle Salesian, and now give rest to his beautiful soul. Goodbye my friend. (Fr Antoine Faruggia, SDB)