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“Consecrated chastity enables the confreres to be totally available to everybody and to lead among them an authentic life of communion and friendship. Besides, true brotherly love in community helps them live their consecrated chastity with joy, and it is a valid aid in moments of difficulty”.
1863: “Collegio Artigianelli” in Turin (I) moves to Corso Palestro.
“What a story, my God, a story of your mercies and of my ingratitude! I don’t know of any other history or biography in which the incomprehensible generosity of God could shine forth better!”
(St Leonard Murialdo, Testament, p. 75)
“Why did he die? Not for his convenience, not by necessity, but willingly, for us; because he was feeling such pain at seeing us in the flames of hell that he prefers to suffer himself, like a mother who, to save her child from the flames, has so much love to throw herself into the flames”.
(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings VI, p. 144)
“We need to promote a spirituality of communion, making it the guiding principle of education wherever individuals and Christians are formed, wherever ministers of the altar, consecrated persons, and pastoral workers are trained, wherever families and communities are being built up”.
(Novo Millenio Ineunte 43)
“The world in our days offers a sad spectacle. We see a God who loves men in the extreme, even to folly; and men instead do not love God”.
(St. Leonard Murialdo,Writings VI, p. 80)
1958: ROME, (I), “Pontifical Oratory San Paolo”
1998: POPESTI –Bucaresti, (ROMANIA), “Fraternitatea Murialdo”
“Like Mary! This is the motto of her holiness, of her morals, and of her theology: behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to your word”.
(St. Leonard Murialdo,Writings II, p. 71)
1867: Saint Leonard Murialdo establishes the Confraternity of Saint Joseph at Collegio Artigianelli, Turin (ITALY).
“But above all I resemble the prodigal son because of the most fatherly welcome that I received from God. How many gifts, how many caresses! What a festive banquet!”
(St. Leonard Murialdo,Testament, p. 125)