Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Beatification of six year old soon



Dear Jesus, I want to be Thy lamp that, close to Thee,burns with a flame of love,Thy lily that remains always to adorn Thy altarand to adore Thee.
Yesterday, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI received in a private audience His Eminence, the Most Reverend Lord Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate the heroicity of the virtues of the Servant of God Antonietta Meo, called Nennolina, a little girl born in Rome, in the parish of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, on 15 December 1930, where she also died on 3 July 1937. Nennolina is buried in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. The Venerable Servant of God attended the school of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, also in the parish of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme.

3 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

She looks wonderful..i would love to read more about her..

Anonymous said...

Though living long after his death, this must be one of the last instances of St Pius X's move to canonize children. It formed part of his campaign to admit them to Holy Communion. This child's mother must have been influenced by his teaching. But, as she had not reached the age of discretion, how can she be judged a saint? She is in the same league as Little Nelly of Holy God, another cause driven by the same mentality.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be great to have all the first communion groups in the area to know the story of this little saint.