May 9, 2008
Saints All Around
Today we hosted a visit from our Capuchin brother Giuseppe Germano Bernardini, archbishop emeritus of Izmir (that's Smyrna, you know.) He had with him two American friends, one of whom turns out to be a sister blogger who goes by the wonderful name Totus Tuus. They were all promoting the cause of Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey, who was instrumental in getting the devotion to Mary's house in Ephesus started. Go ahead and print out a prayer card here, and let them know of any favors you receive. It was a inspiring visit and their devotion made my day.
Then, to top it all off at the end of their visit, Bishop Bernardini told me that his own parents have been declared servants of God! You can check them out here.
P.s. Thanks to Pia for this more detailed link to information on the sanctity of Sergio Bernardini and Domenica Beddoni, Servants of God.
Posted by Brother Charles at 1:47 PM
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At this address you can find their story (and a translation function at the bottom of the page, which will translate the mother's name "domenica" into Sunday..but otherwise it's useful to get the gist of the reason for being named servants of God.
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