SPEECH OF JOHN PAUL II ABOUT BEATA PETRA OF SAINT JOSEPH

Monday October 17, 1994

Carissimi Fratelli e Sorelle!

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5 . The Petra Beata of Saint Joseph, ” great woman Fireheart ” offers us a witness of fidelity to the charism received the Spirit. Charity as a rule had its being and its work . It was all love and therefore tells us : “It is love that should lend wings to climb higher.”

By staying orphan soon and take to the Blessed Virgin as mother, promises ” surrender body and soul , senses and faculties to the service of his good Jesus and His Blessed Mother.” Full of the motherly love and the charm of his engaging personality , the new Blessed exercised the virtues to a heroic degree , with simplicity, humility and joy, own quality of Andalusia, his homeland.

The deep devotion of Mother Petra of St. Joseph to take place under its auspices all houses and chapels, most notably the Royal Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountain in  Barcelona. In this respect said : ” We have reached the time of St. Joseph and I know we can not deliver to the Blessed Virgin a more pleasant to work for spreading devotion to service her most chaste spouse .”

To  religious daughters , the Mothers of the Forsaken and San Jose de la Montana , asks them to always have brotherly love , in a climate of peace and “mutual respect” , living joyfully sharing and poverty , prayerful and serene enforcement rules . To all the calls to pour as charism of the Institute , love and mercy , especially among the needy and abandoned . She commend the work of this Synod of Bishops , so refers to this important aspect of religious life in the Church.

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For read all speech: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/1994/october/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_19941017_pellegrini-beatificazioni_sp.html. Web of Vatican.

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