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Re: Enthronization of His Holiness Giovanni di Baldino Suardo
« Reply #30 on: 09 October, 2014, 01:28:43 PM »
Dopo il discorso del nuovo Pontefice, cui la Chiesa intera aveva appena prestato giuramento, Monsignor Pimpo de' Pimpi sapeva di dover proseguire con la cerimonia vera e propria.

Raggiunto dal chierico assistente che portava la tiara papale, simbolo del potere del Pontefice sulla terra per grazia di Tehos, il Cardinale la prese tra le mani, la sollevò, e mentre la poneva sul capo del nuovo Papa disse <<Ricevi la tiara, ornata di tre corone. E ricorda che sei il padre dei Principi e dei Re, il rettore del mondo, il Vicario del Salvatore Nostro Immanuel, al quale è onore e gloria per tutti i secoli dei secoli, amen>>.

Preso nuovamente il turibolo lo fece ondeggiare e per altre tre volte incensò il vicario di Immanuel.

Poi prese una stoppa intrisa d'olio, la incendiò, e ponendola davanti agli occhi del Papa lo ammonì: <<Beatissime Pater, sic transit gloria mundi>>.

Terminata la cerimonia, tornò a sedersi tra gli altri Cardinali.
Sua Santità Matteo II, Pontefice di Santa Romana Chiesa, guardava la folla dall'alto; tutta la folla ammirava in lui la potenza dell'Altissimo.

In quel momento l'Araldo Papale annunciava alla Città ed al Mondo: <<Sua Santità Matteo, secondo di questo nome, Sommo Pontefice per Divina Provvidenza, concede a tutti i fedeli qui convenuti l'indulgenza plenaria da tutti i peccati commessi>>.



After the speech of the new Pope, to whom the whole Church had just taken the oath, Monsignor Pimpo de' Pimpi knew he had to continue with the ceremony itself.

Reached by the assistant cleric who wore the papal tiara, the symbol of the power of the Pope on the earth by the grace of Tehos, the Cardinal took it in his hands, lifted it, and placing it on the new Pope's head said <<Receive the tiara, adorned with three crowns. And remember that you're the father of Princes and Kings, the rector of the world, the Vicar of Our Savior Immanuel, to whom is honor and glory for ever and ever, amen>>.

He took again the censer and waving it incensed three more times the Vicar of Immanuel.

Then he took a tow soaked with oil, set it on fire, and placing it before the eyes of the Pope admonished him: <<Beatissime Pater, sic transit gloria mundi>>.

After the ceremony, he sat down among the other Cardinals.
His Holiness Matteo II, Pope of the Holy Roman Church, looked at the crowd from above; the whole crowd admired in him the power of the Most High.

At that moment, the Pope's Herald announced to the City and to the World: <<His Holiness Matthew, second of his name, Supreme Pontiff by Divine Providence, gives to all the faithful gathered here plenary indulgence to all sins>>.
Sommo Pontefice di Santa Romana Chiesa
Rettore del Pontificio Seminario Teologico di Roma

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Re: Enthronization of His Holiness Giovanni di Baldino Suardo
« Reply #31 on: 16 October, 2014, 08:22:22 AM »

Excellent discourse of our Holy Father that he delivered during the event of his enthronization.
I am truly pleased with the basic directions that our Holy Father Giovanni di Baldino Suardo plans to attain as a start of his leadership.   
I have been apart from the Roman Church once I realized that they were missing the true principles characteristic  and the foundation of our faith. 
Now, my spirit feels of joy and satisfaction that I can support a Holy Father, a Leader and a Friend that is committed to address the needs of the faithful and others having basic needs to be met and souls and spirits to be filled with the Holy Word and the News of Salvation.
I pledge my support and voice a personal public acknowledgement  of collaboration to the attainment of our Holy Father noble goals.

Monsignor Roberto Alfaro
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Re: Enthronization of His Holiness Giovanni di Baldino Suardo
« Reply #32 on: 16 October, 2014, 01:23:35 PM »
The words of the Pontifex's Herald roused her suddenly. She had listened carefully the Homily, but then she had observed discreetly the crowd gathered for the ceremony.

Not by chance she was held in a lateral position, with no particular ostentation.
Her face lit with a smile friendly, but impenetrable, her eyes sliding all around with apparent lightness, taking count of full and empty spaces, those present and those absent, the lights and the shadows in that so important day. The light was coming in imperious, illuminating the spirals of incense filling the air near the altar and the new Pontifex. Almost stunning.

She bowed her head for a moment, to get away somehow and reflect, as to hiding her thoughts, she smiled more gently. She had caught the enthusiasm of the new Pontifex, recognized his usual optimism.
By heart she wished him all the best, but she knew that His pontificate would not be easy, perhaps even less than the previous one.
It would be a pleasure to meet him again in Brugge and to have occasion to discuss about and to tell him about her beloved Flemish people, about his feelings and of his ideals.

She raised her head, turning her gaze again to the Pontifex and to the Dean of the Sacred College, waiting for the procession came out of the basilica toward the faithful crowd waiting.

     
Le parole dell'Araldo Papale la riscossero all'improvviso. Aveva ascoltato con attenzione l'omelia, ma poi con discrezione aveva osservato la folla riunita per la cerimonia.

Non a caso si era tenuta in una posizione laterale, senza particolari ostentazioni.
Il volto illuminato da un sorriso gentile, ma impenetrabile, lo sguardo che scivolava tutto intorno con apparente leggerezza, cogliendo i pieni e i vuoti degli spazi, i presenti e gli assenti, le luci e le ombre in quella giornata così importante. La luce entrava imperiosa, illuminando le volute di incenso che riempivano l'aria vicino all'altare e al nuovo Pontefice. Quasi stordente.

Chinò il capo per un attimo, per isolarsi e riflettere, quasi a voler nascondere i suoi pensieri, sorrise più dolcemente. Aveva colto l'entusiasmo del nuovo Pontefice, riconosciuto il suo proverbiale ottimismo.
Di cuore gli augurò ogni bene, ma sapeva che il suo non sarebbe stato un pontificato facile, forse ancor meno dei precedenti.
Sarebbe stato un piacere incontrarlo nuovamente a Brugge e avere occasione di discorrerne e di raccontargli del popolo fiammingo, dei suoi sentimenti e dei suoi ideali.

Levò il capo, volgendo nuovamente lo sguardo al Pontefice e al Decano del Sacro Collegio, in attesa che la processione uscisse dalla basilica andando incontro ai fedeli in attesa.




Verba movent, exempla trahunt - εἶ, γνῶθι σεαυτόν, μηδὲν ἄγαν

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Re: Enthronization of His Holiness Giovanni di Baldino Suardo
« Reply #33 on: 17 October, 2014, 05:45:32 PM »
Listening, dialogue, cooperation, forgiveness, a Church that moves with the Logos and reaches out to the people - the Holy Father Matteo’s words were resounding in Lady Michela’s mind during the pause of reflection after the homily. She wanted to participate in this renewal and help make it happen. “Please, Lord, let me serve You in the way You want!”, a moved Michela prayed in her mind.

In the meantime, the tiara of His Holiness was gently taken off his head, he rose from the Papal throne and gathered his hands together in prayer.

The Pontiff, the choir and the assembly recited together:

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"Credo in unum Teos Patrem omnipoténtem,
Factórem cæli et terræ,
Visibílium ómnium et invisibílium.

Et in unum Dóminum Emmanuhelem,
Fílium Dei Unigénitum,
Et ex Patre natum ante ómnia sæcula.
Deum de Deo, lumen de lúmine, Deum verum de Deo vero,
Génitum, non factum, consubstantiálem Patri:
Per quem ómnia facta sunt.

Qui propter nos hómines et propter nostram salútem
Descéndit de cælis.
Et incarnátus est de Spíritu Sancto
Ex Rosaria Vírgine, et homo factus est.
Crucifíxus étiam pro nobis sub Póntio Piláto;
Passus, et sepúltus est,
Et resurréxit tértia die, secúndum Scriptúras,
Et ascéndit in cælum, sedet ad déxteram Patris.
Et íterum ventúrus est cum glória,
Iudicáre vivos et mórtuos,
Cuius regni non erit finis.

Et in Logos Spíritum Sanctum,
Dóminum et vivificántem:
Qui ex Patre Filióque procédit.
Qui cum Patre et Fílio simul adorátur et conglorificátur:
Qui locútus est per prophétas.

Et unam, sanctam, Teologicam et apostólicam Ecclésiam.
Confíteor unum baptísma in remissiónem peccatorum.
Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum,
Et vitam ventúri sæculi.
Amen."

“Dominum deprecemur!”, Lady Michela heard the deacon’s voice again. She was still under the impression of the Creed, beloved words that always gave her strength... The “Let us pray to the Lord” chant meant that the believers’ prayer intentions would follow.

“For the Holy Father Matteo II and the clergy of the Theological Church”, an elegant lady from the assembly came out to pray,“that they may receive from the Lord Immanuel the grace they need to be good shepherds of the people of Teos, and their everyday example may inspire new believers and new vocations.”

“Te rogamus, audi nos!”, the choir supported the lady’s prayer.

It was an elderly nobleman’s turn:

“For the Regents and government officials of every religion and nation: that they may be moved by the Logos to execute their power with wisdom, compassion and justice, for the good of their peoples and the promotion of peace and brotherhood in the world.”

“Te rogamus, audi nos!”, the choir’s chant was heard again.

Lady Michela stepped forward, her heart beating faster with every breath. She, too, was given the honor and the responsibility of voicing a prayer intention at this solemn service.

“For each and every person suffering in the body or in spirit...”, Michela’s voice cracked slightly from the emotion but she took a deep, decisive breath and proceeded bolder, “... regardless of their nation, religion or circumstances. May they experience the comfort and healing of the Logos, the faithful friendship of our Lord Immanuel, and the active solidarity of all men and women of goodwill in the world, for the salvation of all suffering souls and the glory of the Heavenly Father Teos.”

“Te rogamus, audi nos!”... Michela took a deep breath again and went back to her seat, her heart still beating as if it would fly out of her chest in an instant. It was done!

For the last prayer intention, a young knight took the word:

“For the City and the entire Kingdom of Rome, that all its residents may rediscover on a daily basis the joy, the comfort, and the inspiration of the faith in Teos. May the dear Roman people live in peace and prosperity, and may they cherish the blessing of their land being the ancient home of the universal Theological Church.”

“Te rogamus, audi nos!”, the choir echoed again.

Lady Michela couldn’t hear the concluding prayer after the intentions, because she was startled by the appearance of a young man who seemed to be in a hurry, looking for her.

“Lady Michela Del Balzo...?”, the well clothed gentleman gasped for breath as he bowed deeply in greeting.

Lady Michela bowed back but didn’t have time to say a word... “Amen!”, she instinctively joined in the choral acclamation of the prayer intentions.


(RIP) Michela Del Balzo

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Re: Enthronization of His Holiness Giovanni di Baldino Suardo
« Reply #34 on: 17 October, 2014, 06:21:59 PM »
The gentleman didn't even wait for Michela’s answer, obviously informed beforehand who she was and where to find her. He whispered with a slightly bowed head:

“Milady, I beg your pardon for having to distract you from the Holy Mass... Would you please follow me outside for a moment?”

“Kind Sir, is it that urgent? I don't even know your name...”, Michela hesitated.

“Milady, I come from Siena with a letter for you. Please, follow me outside!”, the stranger insisted.

Lady Michela shivered at the mentioning of Siena. “Mother Felicia... Is she alright?”, Michela thought. She had awaited the arrival of her friend for the ceremony and was very worried that Mother Felicia didn’t attend. Lady Michela looked anxiously at the messenger and whispered:

“Please excuse me for hesitating, kind sir! It’s just that this Mass is very important... Let us go outside!”

She took the lead, followed by the courier from Siena. The two stopped at the door for the reverence to the altar and then went out, Michela first and the gentleman holding the door for her. Once they were out of the Basilica, the young man took out a scroll.

“Milady...”, he handed it to her with a bow and proceeded, “... please read the letter and let me know the answer I must take to Siena!”

The messenger made a few steps away in order not to disturb Lady Michela. She opened the scroll and started reading, running with her eyes through the lines.

The letter was written by Mother Felicia Carpegna’s spiritual sisters from Siena. They were saying that their Mother Superior was very ill, and that she had spoken warmly to them about Lady Michela Del Balzo. The Sisters were asking Lady Michela to pray for Mother Felicia and for their community and were blessing her in Teos.

“Oh my Lord!”, Lady Michela couldn’t help the words coming out of her mouth, her eyes welled up with tears from the news.

Her head turned around vertiginously, she dropped the scroll and had to lean on a column for support. She hadn’t eaten anything before the Mass, preferring to take the spiritual food before the usual bodily food, and the news was striking. The gentleman who had brought Michela the letter ran to her rescue and held her before her weakened knees bringing her to the ground.

“Milady...”, he held her up and touched her forehead in order to check if she had fever as he spoke, “I'm so sorry! You must sit down and take a breath... It’s my mistake, I should have made sure you sat down before reading the scroll! Milady, can you please try to walk to that bench over there? I'll hold you...”

The Sisters’ envoy slowly walked Lady Michela to a bench on the square, step by step. She couldn't stop thinking of the letter from Siena. But inside the Basilica the Mass was going on... She looked at the gentleman:

“Kind Sir, would you please bring me back the scroll? I dropped it by the column where I fainted...”, Michela blushed. “Excuse me, sir, I still don't know your name...”

“Of course, Milady!”, he ran and handed it to her again with a bow, but this time proceeded before she could unroll the pergament. “Milady, I understand that this is a very difficult moment for you...”, he continued in a low, respectful voice, “... but I must head back to Siena as soon as possible. What message shall I carry from you?”

“Tell the Sisters...”, Lady Michela swallowed her tears, “Tell the Sisters that I’m praying for Mother Felicia and for all of them!”

“Thank you so much, Milady!”, the envoy bowed deeply, “Would you like to go back to the Holy Mass now?”

“Yes, sir, please escort me inside!”, Michela tried to smile.

The messenger from Siena walked her into the Basilica where the Mass was going on. “Amen!”, the choir and the assembly chanted together as Lady Michela and the gentleman entered. He made a reverence to the altar together with her, then turned around and disappeared, almost as mysterious as he had been when he arrived.


(RIP) Michela Del Balzo

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Re: Enthronization of His Holiness Giovanni di Baldino Suardo
« Reply #35 on: 17 October, 2014, 07:01:55 PM »
While Michela was walking to her place, still with tears in her eyes, she heard the voice of His Holiness Matteo II:

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“Præcéptis salutáribus móniti, et divína institutióne formáti, audémus dícere:”

For Lady Michela's comfort, she joined in as everybody recited together the Lord’s Prayer:

“Pater noster, qui es in caelis:
sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;
adveniat Regnum Tuum;
fiat voluntas Tua,
sicut in caelo, et in terra.

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;
et dimitte nobis debita nostra,
sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;
et ne nos inducas in tentationem;
sed libera nos a Malo.”


His Holiness proceeded:

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“Líbera nos, quǽsumus, Dómine, ab ómnibus malis, da propítius pacem in diébus nostris, ut, ope misericórdiæ tuæ adiúti, et a peccáto simus semper líberi et ab omni perturbatióne secúri: exspectántes beátam spem et advéntum Salvatóris nostri Emmanuheli.”

The words resounded in Lady Michela’s head: “Free us, Lord, from all evil, give peace to our days, and with the help of Your mercy, we shall always be free from sin and secure in every tribulation, awaiting in blessed hope the Advent of Our Savior Immanuel.”

The assembly acclaimed in response:

“Quia tuum est regnum, et potéstas et glória in sæcula!”

The Holy Father Matteo II then reminded them that the Lord Immanuel had generously given them His peace:

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“Dómine Emmanuhele, qui dixísti Apóstolis tuis: Pacem relínquo vobis, pacem meam do vobis: ne respícias peccáta nostra, sed fidem Ecclésiæ tuæ: eámque secúndum voluntátem tuam pacificáre et coadunáre dignéris. Qui vivis et regnas in sǽcula sæculórum.”

“Amen!”, the assembly responded.

His Holiness opened his arms in blessing:

“Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum.”

“Amen!”, Lady Michela and all the multitude answered.

The Deacon then chanted:

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“Offerte vobis pacem!”

The believers were invited to give each other a sign of peace. Lady Michela turned around, giving a reverence to each one of the noble ladies and gentlemen nearby.

The choir and the assembly intoned together, invoking the Lamb of God:

"Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi: miserére nobis!
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi: miserére nobis!
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi: dona nobis pacem!"


On bended knees, His Holiness lifted up a fraction of one of the small, perfectly round, white peaces of unleavened bread that by the Logos were becoming the Body of the Lord Immanuel, and said solemnly:

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“Ecce Agnus Dei, ecce qui tollit peccáta mundi. Beáti qui ad cenam Agni vocáti sunt.”

Everybody made their own the Roman Centurion’s answer:

“Dómine, non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo, et sanábitur ánima mea!”

The choir’s next chant was a signal for the believers to prepare for the Holy Communion:

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"Confitébor tibi, Dómine,
in toto corde meo,
in conspéctu Angelórum psallam tibi."

Lady Michela waited for her turn and knelt, again with tears in her eyes because she couldn't stop thinking about what had happened outside the Basilica.

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"Corpus Domini...”

“Amen!”, she answered, got up slowly and walked to her place.

“Oremus...”, Michela heard the Pope’s voice again. After a prayerful silence that she spent on her knees, praying for the hungry, the sick and the persecuted, she got up slowly again and heard how His Holiness prayed for the assembly:

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“Pane cælésti refécti, súpplices te, Dómine, deprecámur, ut, eius fortitúdine roboráti, sub Angelórum tuórum fidéli custódia, fortes, salútis progrediámur in via. Per Dominum Emmanuhelem.”

“Amen!”, Lady Michela added her voice to the many.

A tense silence fell over the church, everybody somehow expecting something big yet to happen. His Holiness Matteo II took the word again.


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Re: Enthronization of His Holiness Giovanni di Baldino Suardo
« Reply #36 on: 18 October, 2014, 01:45:59 PM »
Costance had appreciated the homily of  His Holiness Matteo II : dialogue, cooperation, respect ..that Pope was different, closer to people necessities, clear and direct : he seemed virtuous and frank.
His manners were so conciliating and gentle that the whole assembly was interested in his first words ,his devotion was performed with fervour , He surely would have offered to all of them  a great spiritual confort.

As a father watching his sons infant days , He would have followed the first steps of her kingdom towards the Teological faith and she would have done all in her power to make Him beloved and respected by her people .

Costance was thinking about the next building of a parrish in her capitol, when she turned her head to the entry of the Basilica : lady Michela was entering in the Cathedral, excorted by a man ...she seemed so serious and sad...not at all the joyful expression she had some minutes before on her face.

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Costance aveva apprezzato l'omelia di Sua Santita' Matteo II : dialogo, cooperazione, rispetto...quel Papa era diverso, piu' vicino alle necessita' del popolo, chiaro e diretto: sembrava schietto e virtuoso.
I suoi modi erano cosi' concilianti e gentili che l'intera assemblea era interessata alle sue prime parole , la sua devozione espressa con fervore, sicuramente sarebbe stato di un gran conforto spirituale .

Come un padre che segue i suoi figli nei giorni dell'infanzia, il Papa avrebbe guidato i  primi passi  del suo regno verso la fede teologica e lei avrebbe fatto cio' che poteva per farlo mare e rispettare dal suo popolo.

Costance stava pensando alla prossima costruzione di una chiesa nella sua capitale, quando si giro' verso l'entrata della basilica : lady Michela stava entrando in Cattedrale , scortata da un uomo..sembrava cosi' seria e triste, nessuna  traccia della gioia di pochi istanti prima sul suo viso.


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Re: Enthronization of His Holiness Giovanni di Baldino Suardo
« Reply #37 on: 18 October, 2014, 04:14:36 PM »
When Lady Michela came back inside for the Lord's Prayer, she noticed that Queen Costance was looking her way from time to time. There was no doubt that Michela's absence had been noticed. Most likely the sudden paleness on her face and the change of her mood were visible, too. Right there, in that moment, she couldn't conceal her sadness, but she couldn't explain it to anyone either. Grateful that the look of Queen Costance was friendly and compassionate, Lady Michela turned towards her and made a silent reverence, the gesture accompanied by a timid smile. Hopefully, the two would have the chance to talk after the service...