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|Mother M. Scholastica dwells in the Church of Jesus Master - April 3: Point of arrival and of departure|
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April 3. Everything is ready. All the hearts are ready. From Guarene arrived her niece Pina with her son Massimo and the official delegation including the Pastor Fr. Dario Saglietti, the Mayor Mrs. Carla Boffa, the assessor Emilio Cravanzola. The others were also present: the members of the ecclesiastical tribunal headed by Msgr. Gianfranco Bella; the medical and legal team in the persons of Prof. Giovanni Arcudi and Prof. Silvestro Mauriello; the Postulator Fr. Antonio da Silva who was unable to hide his emotions. There were representatives of the Pauline Family; a large group of Pious Disciples among whom were the novices, postulants and pre-postulants from various European countries; the technicians who prepared the urn…
There were various juridical and technical formalities to be completed but first everyone stopped for a moment of prayer.
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
The tomb was then closed and the ecclesiastical tribunal of the Roman Vicariate placed the seals which guarantee security and manifest the care of the Church in guarding the mortal remains of the Servant of God to favor, according to ancient tradition, the veneration of the sacred relics of the Saints and Blesseds and the pilgrimage to their tombs (cf Sanctorum Mater, App. n. 1). The same document (n. 9) states: “in order to render the relics of a Blessed or the mortal remains of a Servant of God more accessible to the devotion of the People of God, it may be opportune to transfer them definitively from one location to another (for example, from the cemetery to a church or chapel)”. And this is what we are about to do.
|Conformed to Jesus|
“The saints manifest in various ways the powerful and transforming presence of the Risen One. They allowed Christ to grasp their lives so completely that they can affirm with Saint Paul “it is no longer I who live, Christ lives in me” (Gal. 2:20). To follow their example, have recourse to their intercession, enter into communion with them, “joins us to Christ, from whom as from its fountain and head issues all grace and the life of the People of God itself” (LG 50).
The gift of life
As Parliament was discussing the law on abortion, Mother Scholastica prayed, but not only that! On May 15, 1976, she wrote to the Honorable Loris Fortuna, the politician who, after the approval of the law on divorce, now upheld the legalization of abortion. Some points from her letter: