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Coronavirus: Italian Parish Priest Brings Our Lady To Frightened People

Father Andrea Vena, the parish-priest of Bibione, near Venice, is driven twice a day, in the morning and at night, on a pickup truck with a statue of Our Lady through the streets of his parish (video below).

The van stops when people approach. Vena prays with them and gives a blessing with Holy Water.

“Like Jesus I went out of the temple of God to go among the people,” Vena says. People are sometimes in tears when he approaches with Our Lady.

J G Tasan
Job well done, Fr. Andrea Vena!

May God bless him abundantly.

Amen.
Caroline03
@Holy Cannoli
If you see this episode of Dr Taylor Marshall, Pope St Gregory the Great removed the Plague from Italy by taking the Lucan Icon from one of the Church's in Rome, walking through the streets with it, instructing the faithful to process with him, covered in ashes as an act of repentance that God had felt need to chastise His people. The previous Pope had died due to the Plague and …More
@Holy Cannoli
If you see this episode of Dr Taylor Marshall, Pope St Gregory the Great removed the Plague from Italy by taking the Lucan Icon from one of the Church's in Rome, walking through the streets with it, instructing the faithful to process with him, covered in ashes as an act of repentance that God had felt need to chastise His people. The previous Pope had died due to the Plague and Pope (St) Gregory earnestly wanted Heaven to remove the Plague.

He called the Diocese of Rome to extreme Penance - in emulation of the people of Ninevah. Although 80 people dropped dead whilst marching behind the Icon, Pope St Gregory the Great, beheld the Angel of Destruction "sheath a blood covered sword" as the Plague was truly dispersed by the Prayers and intercession of Our Lady. No sooner had the air noticeably been purified, as God's punishment ended, than the Pope heard Heaven's Angels singing the "Regina Coeli"
This is the origin OF the Regina Coeli. Very interesting episode.

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Holy Cannoli
Kevin
I have some questions about your post.

1) What was the pestilence that you speak of in your post?
2) What are the names of the “nuns of St. Clare.”
3) Where are the “many places” that have been likewise preserved from contagions?
4) If the “nuns of St. Clare” actually did say this prayer, how do you know that the prayer was the primary factor that stopped the undefined pestilence? Could …More
Kevin
I have some questions about your post.

1) What was the pestilence that you speak of in your post?
2) What are the names of the “nuns of St. Clare.”
3) Where are the “many places” that have been likewise preserved from contagions?
4) If the “nuns of St. Clare” actually did say this prayer, how do you know that the prayer was the primary factor that stopped the undefined pestilence? Could other factor/s been involved or even had more importance? Mass, communion, prayer before the Sacrament, for example?
5) Can you site 2 or more independent sources that affirm the pestilence and the nuns’ action in stopping the pestilence?

You have posted the identical message approximately 60 times at GTV during the last week. To my knowledge, before you no poster has ever shown the lack of appropriateness and ego which you have displayed.

Your posts are a perfect display of an irrational zealot, a fanatic who has last their sense of balance and lost the state of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior. Rational people don’t do what you are doing but realize that they are wasting bandwidth of the host site by making post after post after post repeated so often that the posts and they themselves have become annoying and tiresome. Your repeated posts of the identical unverified message is doing the exact opposite of what you (presumably) hope to achieve.

Virtue Signaling
Holy Cannoli
Kevin
What was the pestilence that you speak of in your post?

Your post is bogus. Unless there is proof for what you claim, your post is made up and misleading. You are doing a DISSERVICE TO ANYONE WHO READS IT.

You are a perfect example of why many non Catholic Christians think all Catholics are loons. To all non Catholic Christians reading here, we are not all loons. As you can see, some …More
Kevin
What was the pestilence that you speak of in your post?

Your post is bogus. Unless there is proof for what you claim, your post is made up and misleading. You are doing a DISSERVICE TO ANYONE WHO READS IT.

You are a perfect example of why many non Catholic Christians think all Catholics are loons. To all non Catholic Christians reading here, we are not all loons. As you can see, some Catholics definitely are. 🥴
Caroline03
@Holy Cannoli Hello, I was interested and it says something about it online... It is spoken of in the historical writings of the Nuns. Portugal was ravaged by the Plague along with many other places in the 14th century. The Nuns were the Sisters of the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha of Coimbra, Portugal.

The reference to being saved from the Plague, is made within the documented history of …More
@Holy Cannoli Hello, I was interested and it says something about it online... It is spoken of in the historical writings of the Nuns. Portugal was ravaged by the Plague along with many other places in the 14th century. The Nuns were the Sisters of the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha of Coimbra, Portugal.

The reference to being saved from the Plague, is made within the documented history of their order written by the same Nuns (see here and follow the link given on this webpage.)

www.radiospada.org/…/preghiera-a-mar…

Rorate Coeli speak of it too..... but link to the same site.

rorate-caeli.blogspot.com

This image is called S. Gregorio Magno (St Gregory the Great) invokes the Virgin for the cessation of the plague , 1700, Santa Giustina, Padua. He wrote Gregorian Chant which takes it's name from him - but you'll know that already.... God Bless

Further link to the talk recently given by Dr Taylor Marshall reading the account of how Pope St Gregory the Great dispersed a plague from Rome.....

www.youtube.com/watch
Holy Cannoli
Thank you Caroline03 for your research into this subject.
The beauty of the prayer [The Star of Heaven) was never in question. You have provided some background into the actual history of the prayer for which I am grateful.

I look at ALL private revelations (which essentially this story describes) with a great degree of skepticism and I question those who believe and defend these private …
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Thank you Caroline03 for your research into this subject.
The beauty of the prayer [The Star of Heaven) was never in question. You have provided some background into the actual history of the prayer for which I am grateful.

I look at ALL private revelations (which essentially this story describes) with a great degree of skepticism and I question those who believe and defend these private revelations as if I am an investigator for a very expensive investigative service with a bunch of scientists, extremely zealous lawyers and a couple of physicians on call.The story of the nuns has a number of holes even with
the links.

For example: in 1348-49, like the rest of Europe, Portugal was devastated by the Black Death which probably killed one third of the population. Yet the original story says the plague for which the Coimbra sisters prayed occurred in the year 1317 which was over 30 years before the devastating Black Death. Close but the difference of 30 years leave doubt as to the veracity of the entire story.🤪

Another question in the link states that they “hear the door knocking, rush to find a pilgrim who was judged to have been St. Bartholomew.” How did the sisters know it was St. Bartholomew? Did he identify himself? Was he wearing a name tag?🤭

And why St. Bartholomew? If the writer wished to add a bit of credibility to the story, he/she should have said it was the Virgin Mary herself who was at the door? The prayer is beautiful. However, embellishing the story does not add to its beauty. It actually does just the opposite.

Catholics create these kinds of stories (read: private revelations) with regularity and it is not productive. Faith does not need 'signs.' The bible thumpers know this and so should we.


1Now, faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not. 2For by this the ancients obtained a testimony. Hebrews 11 D/R
Caroline03
Hello, @Holy Cannoli once again. First of all, the oldest Church in Coimbra (10th century) appears to be the Church of St Bartholomew!!!! 😀 That would explain the Sisters devotion to St Bartholomew and perhaps explain why they saw it as St B who knocked at their door. There is an old fresco commemorating the Martyrdom of St Bartholomew linked with the old Church. So, perhaps, as is known to …More
Hello, @Holy Cannoli once again. First of all, the oldest Church in Coimbra (10th century) appears to be the Church of St Bartholomew!!!! 😀 That would explain the Sisters devotion to St Bartholomew and perhaps explain why they saw it as St B who knocked at their door. There is an old fresco commemorating the Martyrdom of St Bartholomew linked with the old Church. So, perhaps, as is known to have happened in Knock, Ireland (where St John was easily recognisable because he looked identical to the Statue commemorating him in the Church) , St Bartholomew also resembled the Icon of himself that was in St Bartholomew's Church in Coimbra.

Anyway, having researched further, - the Stella Caeli it seems it IS linked with the Poor Clare's - but possibly later! - ie in the customary time frame we know to be the era of the Black death.

This Carmelite Convent in Lisbon, in a history of their order (see link) say that at some time they received the Stella Caeli from the Poor Clare's in Coimbra - and call it " a miraculous "gift ..... (see no. 414 - but it's in Portuguese)
books.google.fr/books

I write music, so this seemed like being back at University reading this terribly long exegesis I've linked for you next....🥴 But a Music Historian, apparently likes the Stella Caeli and he did some research to trace it's origins......he links it to a few places, but says that there is a 15th century document in a Portuguese Museum which connects the Stella Caeli with a Poor Clare's Community in Coimbra during the time of the Black death (he mentions St Francis and the tradition of the Franciscans for writing music.)

Brief quotation which is relevant....
"Even more far-flung copies of the hymn have been found, without musical notation, on a piece of fifteenth-century parchment preserved amongst the relics of the monastery of Santa Clara of Coimbra in Portugal,39 and copied at the end of the cantus firmus tenor of an unrelated motet ([N/V]obis iustat carminis odas laudibus) in a central European codex now in Prague, which probably dates from c. 1460–80.40"

publish.illinois.edu/…/Macklin-SCE-in-…

You can see it's mentioned here also....... I think the account is true - something can be said for a verbal/written tradition handed down within monastic life, since the information is guaranteed to remain in the same Convent for centuries!. So, without a doubt, It looks confirmed to me. The trouble with English Music Scholars, they tend to make things fit a later date - so it's not quite so obvious that the piece was originally Catholic and not Anglican..... Many people believe that music sung in Anglican Churches was written by Protestant Composers, but it's all totally false. I've proved someone wrong on many occasions. So, when they deny that something has roots in the ancient Liturgies of the RC Church - don't fall for it. In my own studies, musically, It's apparent that many times a tune is referred to in a hymn book as composed by unknown or, "Anon" yet when you study the piece, it's history predates the Reformation going right back to the early centuries of the Church or has been documented as being previously mentioned in connection with the Benedictine Order and has been there all along written on a infinitesimal piece of manuscript in a major University Library - but when it reminds people that the Church in England was once Catholic - the piece of information is dangerous, and like the 3rd Secret - it's better "lost" remaining a secret rather than it upsets the status quo.

books.google.fr/books
Holy Cannoli
Dear Caroline03,
You have made a very impressive post. The post and you yourself are impressive because of your dedication to the question and the time you spent in doing research for the post. It’s nice to know the reason that St. Bartolom suddenly appeared.

I am also very impressed in the fact that you are involved in the performing arts and write music.

Forgive me for asking but I would …More
Dear Caroline03,
You have made a very impressive post. The post and you yourself are impressive because of your dedication to the question and the time you spent in doing research for the post. It’s nice to know the reason that St. Bartolom suddenly appeared.

I am also very impressed in the fact that you are involved in the performing arts and write music.

Forgive me for asking but I would like to know what a music scholar thinks of several different kinds of music. I realize that there are many divisions within the main divisions but perhaps you can settle a friendly dispute I have with a distinguished yet infrequent poster here on GTV.

He prefers classical (Mozart etc) and I like oldies (Bee Gees etc). I realize that classical is culturally superior and much more intricate than oldies but there is no accounting for taste and I like oldies.

Can you settle this dispute? Which one (or none of the above) is better??? 🤔

“Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man! But I assure you, my music is not.”
― Mozart
🥱

www.youtube.com/watch
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