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Hi I'm Jack LiVigni

My name is Jack Li Vigni. I am blessed to be a Mormon. My family is from Sicily, Italy, where I grew up. We are Sicilian Mormons!

About Me

My family is from Sicily, Italy, a beautiful and old land and people. Our rugged Mediterranean land is a place where my ancestors worked hard and had great faith in God. This is an old land where ancient Prophets and Apostles walked. My DNA profile has my family from this region as well as from Greece, the Holy Land (part Jew) Middle East, and Persia. I get a feeling my family has known God for some time. My parents left Sicily for the USA where my father developed his international opera singing career. It is here that we were taught of the restoration of the Gospel. Shortly after learning about the Church, my dad retired and we moved back to Sicily where I grew up. If you want to witness tight knit Christian Mormon communities please come to Sicily where the Saints are like one family. I was blessed to grow up in my beautiful Palermo where Latter-day Saints serve God with all their hearts and minds. I served as a missionary for the Church in the Milan Italy Mission for two years. Eventually I pursued opera performing, continuing a tradition from my family. I am the 4th opera singer in our family. I performed on almost every Continent, in many opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera in NY. I now teach voice to magnificently gifted opera singers. I teach in NYC and for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, UK. I am blessed to have a family I share life with. My three wonderful ladies, my wife and two daughters, are the center of my life. God is with us.

Why I am a Mormon

Like many other Mormons, I have discovered the power of prayer is in developing enough stillness, inner focus and peace to hear the voice of the Holy Ghost whisper to us. I know God wants me to be a Mormon through prayer. I don't know your path, God knows, but I know with all my heart that this is what I am called to be: a disciple of Christ in what I perceive and know to be His latter-day Church. Receiving a "testimony" of the truth of the Restored Gospel is something we can all experience. I first received an answer to my prayer on February 18, 1980 as a child. I knelt and asked Heavenly Father to reveal the truth of the Restored Gospel to me and felt an overwhelming power rush through my body, like a heat and an electricity. I remember still after almost 40 years. I was afraid to join the Church before then because I was afraid what my Middle School friends would think of me, but as soon as I received this experience I no longer was afraid. Many experiences have followed since, and I have learned progressively the depth of God's love and still learn. The closer I get to Him and the more He opens my mind and heart to a love I never imagined. I begin to see more and more the small every day things He does for me and I desire to walk through life as though He is right there next to me; and He is - through His Spirit. The Church has made me into a better man, husband, father, professional, and human being. Thanks to the Gospel and the service of many who served me as examples, I have developed a deep desire to be better because I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and want to live with their love in my heart and one day return to Their presence with all of my family.

How I live my faith

I live my faith principally through prayer, meditation and reading scripture to learn more about our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ. I frequent weekly when I can, the Philadelphia Temple, a place where I can dig down deep inside to talk to God and know that He hears me. In my local Church community I direct my congregation's choir and also direct music during our main meeting on Sundays. I am glad I can use my talents for good. In the end, I live my faith step by step, moment by moment, choice by choice. What I was and what I can be are not as important to me as what I am right now - what I choose in this moment. I try to walk with God that way.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Jack LiVigni
The Atonement of Jesus is a real power. It is an infinite power of mercy that takes me and every other intelligence that will accept it and lift us up to a greater love, unity, humility, meekness, good will, patience, hope and peace. It is the manifestation of God being with us and creating a bridge for us to walk out of the misery of our limitations, pain, mortality and decay into an endlessly expanding light, love and intelligence. His choice of taking the consequences of sin and pain beat down every door holding us back from who we can be. Jesus is truly the Son of God. Show more Show less