June 12: Blessed Florida Civoli


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  1. Nan says:

    [Text taken from L’Osservatore Romano, Spanish-language weekly edition, the 14-V-93]


    In the homily of John Paul II at the beatification Mass (16-V-1993)

    ‘Acclamation to the Lord whole earth “(Psalm 66.1). The responsorial psalm of the liturgy of today is an invitation to the joyful praise. The psalmist said: ‘Come and see the works of God, admirable deeds for the children of men “(Ps 66.5). This refers mainly to the exodus: the liberation of the chosen people from slavery in Egypt and the salvific intervention worked in his favor in the passage of the Red Sea.

    Especially during the time of Passover, the whole Church is called to recognize and experience the wonders that God performs among men (cf. Ps 66.5), particularly those who “love Christ” with hero í smo accepting unreservedly his commandments and saving to the bottom (cf. Jn 14.21).God loves his children with these unique predilection, and goes to them: Father and the Son dwell on them through the Holy Spirit. A number have been opened up completely to his word, the Son has proved itself and has revealed the Father, because love with a particular love those who love it.

    An intense desire to comply fully with the will of God marked a lifetime dedicated to the Blessed Florida Cevoli, formed at school spiritual holy Veronica Giuliani. Encouraged by the Spirit of truth that leads to believers to internalize the word of God, transforming and sanctifying from within its existence, the new blessed, in her position as abbess, learned to live with her style evangelical mission as a true servant of her sisters. With her example prompted the Order of the Poor Clares nasturtiums to enforcement of Rule Franciscan generous, especially with regard to poverty, austerity and simplicity of life.

    However, the isolation of the closure and the desire of recollection in God did not prevent her from accepting and share society’s problems of her time. On the contrary, the spiritual intimacy that made her interest was more convincing and effective, as evidenced by the correspondence with some influential personages of her time and authorized mediation offered for the pacification of the population of Città di Castello.

    The term ‘love Iesus, Fiat voluntas tua “, which always began her letters, summarizes very well the profound meaning of hers entire existence, completely oriented to love Jesus crucified and service to the brothers.

    [Text taken from L’Osservatore Romano, Spanish-language weekly edition, the 21-V-93]

  2. Nan says:

    Maddening! That’s the second half. Need to re-do the first.

  3. Nan says:

    Courtesy of fransicanos.org and bad googlematic translations:

    Florida clarisa coachbuilt, disciple and companion of Veronica Giuliani, who was in the office of abbess, distinguished hermself by her spirit of prayer, its insertion into the simple tasks of everyday community life, and the impetus she gave to her Order in the faithful observance of the Rule . She died on June 12, 1767 in Città di Castello. The Pope John Paul II beatified her on May 16, 1993.

    Florida Cevoli, en el siglo Lucrecia Elena, daughter of Count Curzio Cevoli and the Countess Laura della Seta, was born in Pisa (Italy) on November 11, 1685. Education in the faith within her family, her refined spirit under the guidance of Clare monastery of St. Martin, Pisa, where she took her to 13 years and where she lived for five years as trainee. That climate of silence that there was breathed into her elicited a great desire for religious life.

    At 18 she joined the monastery of Poor Clares of nasturtiums Città di Castello (Perugia), June 7, 1703; took the name of Florida. Guided by the council and especially by the examples of Saint Veronica Giuliani, master of novices, Sister Florida showed a spirit of prayer exceptional and a great desire to move forward on the path of contemplation. Was inserted into community life with attentive and humble spirit, prodigal in the most modest. Her religious profession on June 10, 1704.

    She served in several offices: cook, despenseros, baker, responsible for the pharmacy, master of novices, and vicaria abbess. In 1716 Sister Veronica was named abbess of the monastery and Sister Florida vicaria; compenetrado were so that the entire community received a major boost towards the ideal of intimate union with Christ was the confidant of the Holy and also helped her as secretary. In 1727, the death of Sister Veronica, was called to occupy her post until her death, she practiced the craft of abbess, re-elected three years in a row, with some intervals.

    As her teacher, was a great reformer: distinguished herself by a lifetime of poverty and austerity, her own reform of the nasturtiums. The sufferings of Christ in his passion and the Eucharistic presence constituted her primary object of contemplation and her love; shehad a special devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows. Her reputation for sanctity in life was greater than that of St. Veronica. It is worth noting that the service provided to Città di Castello as a mediator of peace, during the popular uprising which erupted in the death of Pope Benedict XIV in 1758. He died on June 12, 1767. The Pope John Paul II beatified on May 16, 1993.

    [Text taken from L’Osservatore Romano, Spanish-language weekly edition, the 14-V-93]

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