Friar Alessandro Brustenghi
My Vocation Story: Using My Talents as a Monk
When you hear Friar Alessandro sing, you won't believe that at one time he had no voice! You'll be even more amazed how his singing led him to his vocation as a Franciscan monk in Assisi. Though he was willing to give up singing, record deals and multiple CD's have found him and he has used his incredible talent to move people around the world. His testimony is a beautiful witness to how God wants us to use our talents, not leave them behind, in our vocations. Be sure to listen all the way to the end to hear his beautiful singing!
Friar Alessandro is an Italian Franciscan friar and a tenor singer of religious music. He is also the first religious brother to land an exclusive record contract with a major record label, in this case Universal Music.
Friar Alessandro's debut album is called Voice from Assisi (in Italian La voce da Assisi or in French La voix d'Assise). It was released on 15 October 2012. The initial single is a double-A side release, the tracks "Panis Angelicus" and "Sancta Maria". The first is the penultimate strophe of the hymn Sacris solemniis written by Saint Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of Corpus Christi and the second is from Cavalleria Rusticana.