Friar Alessandro Brustenghi lives at the original friary founded by Saint Francis of Assisi: the Porziuncola. He has the job of welcoming visitors and is a carpenter - but he is also a very talented singer. Recently he was signed by Decca Records/Universal Music to make an album.
Friar Alessandro say his day to day life will not change and any profits from the sale of the album will go directly to the Order of Friars Minor for its charitable work.
A film of Friar Alessandro singing in Assisi has been published today on Youtube: http://youtu.be/tufbM2TJoBs