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The Elevation of Janus Valerius 1316- Pope Alexander VII
« on: 10 November, 2016, 12:54:34 AM »
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Ile De France had been a quiet but prosperous place in the faithful of the Ancient Theological Church. Janus Valerius had proved to be a popular and resourceful member of the clergy at the cathedral church of Notre Dame De Paris. Hie had been a friend and Counselor to French Kings and a bedrock of the faith for the cursed plague of 1315. He did not see it as such a sacrifice, but many felt they had been blessed to meet and be healed or counseled by him....if the letters and donations  to the church were any indicator. Despite this and being Chancellor and Chaplain of France, Janus had tried to remain humble and devout.

  So it was that in late September of 1316 he began to feel an unease. Not a warning as much as a calling to action. Archbishop Janus Valerius could not be certain what it was that troubled his spirit so much, for everything in the kingdom and the neighboring realms seemed quiet and blessed. when in doubt, he never hesitated to turn to prayer. He prayed for weeks at a time with barely any rest. His brother in faith Istvan Hunyadi had even recently sent him a particularly sacred rosary which Janus could feel  was helping to focus  his spiritual meditations. At one point his meditations and searches had even cost him a sacred work, it had been so thoroughly used, and a set of the vestments he wore as well. Somehow those were replaced too by the gifts and works of other faithful Theologians. Janus was free to continue his prayers by such acts of generosity and devotion. At the end of that cycle of prayers, weeks later, there was a feeling of sublime calm returned to Janus Valerius. His mind suddenly cleared and he felt renewed in body and spirit. He knew that The Logos was stronger in him now and confirmed his faith while resuming an ongoing work with his parishioner Pierre Du Vallon who seemed to have run afoul of a curse and Janus could not abide such a good man being harassed by El Diavolique. They had cracked a riddle and banished a malevolent deceptive magic, but the curse still hung on. Janus and pierre still prayed and sought the next keys.

  Word came down soon after that the Summus Pontifex, Sisto V was in a time of great personal challenge. Janus Valerius's role model and mentor had become unwell and was finding it hard to perform his sacred duties for the entire church. Janus again prayed for several weeks feeling his spirit grow even further, but soon he heard a saddening report. The great healer, Sisto V, was retiring from his post to a sabbatical. He would seek prayer and meditation to renew his spirit and reforge his sacred skills for a future calling. Janus and every  other theological priest were dismayed and a little distraught,  including Gracia Mendoza. She and Janus had been friends of blessed St. Caterina de Benicasa . Janus Valerius had shared correspondence with her when the blessed saint Caterina had begun her final fasting. A very sacred and proper relationship as clergy.

  While Janus had traveled to Barcelona recently, matters of the church had progressed. A conclave had been called and begun in the congregations. A replacement for the Summus Pontifex must be found. Sadly, Janus Valerius was called at the same time to fulfill his duties as Chancellor to France. he tried to hang up his vestments for a time and wore only the duty and form of a low noble..a mistake he would never repeat again, even though Teos blessed his works with successful negotiation. Upon his return to France he had found mademoiselle Alys D'gris and Comte Ioans de Tata  of Barcelona preparing for her initiation to the faith.
Blessing after Blessing was all Janus Valerius could feel.

The next day as he attended the liturgy at terce, he was just wondering as he often did "What does Teos have in store for me next?" Suddenly envoys from Rome were upon his door and insisting he come with them at once to the Lateran Palace of the Holy See. Janus did not hesitate as he once had for a call to council in Rome. This time he did not even pack a proper travelers kit, trusting that Teos would provide. The journey felt like it took only an instant!
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Re: The Elevation of Janus Valerius 1316- Pope Alexander VII
« Reply #1 on: 10 November, 2016, 01:02:01 AM »
When he arrived, Janus Valerius did not know what to expect, but he waited outside the Lateran Palace to see who it was that had sent for him so urgently. Only a moment did Janus regret his haste, because he realized he had been wearing the rags he wore to clean the prisons and to pray with the prisoners.  Only a moment though, as he replaced them with a clean shirt.

  There he remained and awaited the next surprise of the Logos and Teos. What was it that the See of blessed St Rocco, who was chosen by The savior Immanuelle to continue His works on this mortal world. Janus took a moment to recall that sacred Immanuelle himself may have set foot in these halls or at least this city centuries ago. A footprint that was destined to remain for eternity. Now he felt very humbled and began to look forward to some other event to distract his self conscious thoughts.
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Re: The Elevation of Janus Valerius 1316- Pope Alexander VII
« Reply #2 on: 10 November, 2016, 09:41:36 AM »
The Marshall of Papal Guards was genuinely distressed by the forced withdrawal of Sisto, the man of the church who had known better. Berton swore in his presence, and since then had been inhabited too many popes, including one who seemed more interested in Italian politics rather than to spiritual life.
Pimpo de Pimpi had been one of the best, unfortunately he had betrayed by health.
Now was time to secure a new start.


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Re: The Elevation of Janus Valerius 1316- Pope Alexander VII
« Reply #3 on: 12 November, 2016, 04:21:31 PM »
The papal legate of the Iberias was busy erecting a new House of worship in Evora, Portugal. He knew the ceremony would take place during this period. He was hoping the current work in the spreading of the Faith will be the best possible way for showing respect to our new Pontifex.

He sent a short note via couriers to be read before Alexander VII:

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Holy Father,

May the coming of the Logos to Portugal serve as a Sign from the Heavens that your pontificate shall indeed be a blessing for our Church.

Your son in Theos,
Clemens


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Re: The Elevation of Janus Valerius 1316- Pope Alexander VII
« Reply #4 on: 13 November, 2016, 10:23:59 AM »
Alfredo was immersed in the Valencian studies. For a long time he read books on theology, history and geography to better learn to live in the world and tame its wild nature. While in Valencia he had learned of the good Pope Sixtus disease and that a new Teos man was preparing to sit on the throne of St. Rocco in the Lateran Basilica. So it was his duty, as a representative of the Basque people, write a letter to the new Pope.

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To His Holiness the Pope of Rome,
Servant of the Servants, Vicar of Teos among men, the last of the last and the first among the first,
you bring my greeting.

Pope Alexander, seventh of that name, with joy and gladness learn that the Theological faith finally has a new guide. For almost a year our faithful ecclesial community was left alone and adrift. I realized that though this would be a great year. The relics recovered in Pamplona, ​​were consecrated by the Archbishop De Ponte and attributed to the Patron Saint Saturninus of Toulouse, has brought home to us Basques and to me in particular that something great for our community would shortly happened. And it was really well: a month after the discovery of the relics You have been elected and our Asked finally has a new guide.
I congratulate you on my behalf and on behalf of all the faithful and inhabited the Kingdom of Navarra. Hoping for your blessing, I put myself humbly at your service.

Your humble servant,
Alfre' de Navarra
Capitano y Prefecto de Navarra

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Re: The Elevation of Janus Valerius 1316- Pope Alexander VII
« Reply #5 on: 14 November, 2016, 08:49:23 PM »
Matters had been quickly processed as Reverend Father Janus Valerius was to learn that the conclave had presented his name and no other for the succession of the Holy See. He was shocked that the Curia and College of Cardinals should regard him so strongly. He was devoted and corresponded widely but such acclaim was more than his meditation and prayers could ever have called for and Teos must have had the Logos moving through them all.

Janus had hardly seen any of these notables personally since the first Roman Council of Sisto V, and only a few during the Council at Sjaelland before that. That he had made such an impression was clear that, for a time at least, the Logos had certainly been visible to others as it moved within him. This was all he hoped for in his life, to bear witness to the Grace of Teos and the teachings of Immanuelle and to be a living example of the blessings of True Faith in his creator.

The   day of the investiture was strangely calm for Janus, at least he thought it should feel strange. He was focused like never before, but he was calm. It was as if this was what had been his life already. Perhaps there was some truth to that? If you wanted to achieve anything, wasn't the best way to do it by living as if it was already a fact of your life? Still, to be the center of such a ceremony.
Faith Defines All Things; their remembrances clearly defined make them living custom.