Virgo Fidelis! A grateful praise to the Carabinieri who saved the Isle of Patmos

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VIRGO FIDELIS ! A commendation GRATEFUL TO POLICE THAT HAVE SAVED THE ISLAND OF PATMOS

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Had it not been for the timely intervention of the Carabinieri station of Ortigia in Syracuse, He would have lost the entire archive of 'Patmos Island, He reached in the first seven months of this year [from 1 January to 1 August 2016] four million visits.

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grateful praise of’Patmos Island Carabinieri of Ortigia

Had it not been for the timely intervention of the Carabinieri of Ortigia station in Syracuse, He would have lost the entire archive of 'Patmos Island, He reached in the first seven months of this year [from 1 January to 1 August 2016] four million visits.

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In this period of the Fathers'Patmos Island John Cavalcoli and Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, and their co-worker, the philosopher and theologian Jorge A. Faccio Lince, They are scattered to the far corners of Italy. Father John resides in a Dominican convent of Varazze, at the Cinque Terre, in Liguria; the Father Ariel is at the moment with Jorge Ortygia Syracuse, the heart of the ancient Greek city, where before becoming a priest bought a house for his stays, in an environment which has always been fond of and where is known and beloved by locals.

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the square where stands the house of the Father Ariel

When staying in Syracuse the Father Ariel is employed at the Opera Bethania, Just right, in the marine reserve of Plemmirio. in this work, along with religious sects, He lives an elderly priest of 88 year old, struck years ago by a stroke that took away his walking and the use of the word, therefore unable to celebrate Mass. Helped by the Father Ariel and the young Jorge, who assists him during the sacred celebrations, the elder presbyter is thus able to concelebrate Mass presided by a brother with all the necessary mental and physical faculties.

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the balcony before the intrusion of thieves

Yesterday, Saturday 6 August, Ariel Father traveled together with Jorge at the Opera Bethania for the celebration of Holy Mass pre-festive. during the return trip they were reached by telephone from a nearby British home naturalized many years in Syracuse, who warned them of an intrusion in their accommodation from the balcony of the house. Living area had been one of the pillars of 'Patmos Island: Hypatia cat Roman, philosopher cat, born and collection in Rome in June 2013 including the Catacombs of Priscilla and the School of the State Police.

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the balcony burglary

The thieves climbed onto the balcony the house around 20.30 and with a mallet split the anti-break-through glass and open the door. Hypatia cat Roman, I heard the first sound has become "untraceable" going up in the attic on the second floor where the Jorge Room, hiding under the covers of his bed, where he remained until "his two men" are back home.

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the two of Jorge workstations (left) and Father Ariel (right) no more than the two computers

No damage to housing and no act of vandalism, as often it happens in these cases. The thieves entered only in the room-studio overlooking the square where there is the ancient early Christian basilica of St. Peter [V° sec. D.C.], without even access in the adjoining room of the Father Ariel, or going into Jorge second floor room. The thieves were limited to take away the two computers, inside of which they were stored 10 years of work, including the entire archive of editorial 'Patmos Island.

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the Metropolitan Archbishop of Syracuse on a pastoral visit to the Carabinieri station Ortigia [Click on the image to open the video]

Within a few minutes I rushed to the Police Station of Ortigia, entrusted to the Holy M.llo command Parisi. The soldiers of Praise the Father Ariel said: "Do not be deceived by my apparent" calm ", because the damage that I have suffered is beyond measure. Inside my computer and that of my co-worker is stored 10 years of work. He added: "... But it gets worse: I have held various jobs for several of the Holy See institutions, two of which are still ongoing at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and some of the archival materials that are inside of my computer, as accessible only by password, They are covered by the pontifical secret ".

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General Umberto Pinotti visiting the station of Carabinieri Ortigia portraits inside the cloister of the former Dominican convent of the fourteenth century from which was derived in the nineteenth century the barracks

The popular legend narrates the conspiracy of silence of the Sicilian that as the three monkeys literary "they do not see, do not feel, they do not speak". But this legend related to a remote past, because all the neighbors have instead provided guidance proved useful to the Police to proceed without fail.

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He spent less than two hours from theft the soldiers are back from Ariel Father saying: "We have something to deliver ...». In record time the Police had recovered the stolen goods thus saving all archives accumulated over the years, including the entire archive of 'Patmos Island.

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view of the cloister of the former Dominican convent of Ortigia used today in police station

The two Fathers of Patmos Island, their collaborator Jorge A. Faccio Lince, the webmaster Manuela Luzzardi, and also Hypatia, Roman cat, invoke with great gratitude to the Police Station of Ortigia the best thanks of Virgo Fidelis, maternal protectress of Praise Weapon, by merit of which they have not been lost years of scientific and editorial work, in addition to various strictly confidential archive documents.

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Father Giovanni Cavalcoli, with a touch of humor witty Romagna, It did note that the Ortigia Police Station is located in the complex of a former old convent of the Dominican Friars built in the fourteenth century. You know ... when there is half the salvation, one way or another, They got to do more, directly or indirectly, the Dominicans !

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At the end of Mass Vespers of this XIX Sunday in Ordinary Time, Father Ariel recited before the assembly of the faithful, before the Image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, prayer to Virgo Fidelis to the Police, in gratitude for this foiled damage that the entire editorial staff of’Patmos Island welcomed as a genuine grace of God, thanks to the work of the Soldiers of Praise.

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Policeman's Prayer

Sweet and glorious Mother of God and our,
we Carabinieri of Italy,
to Thee we raise reverent thought,
trusting prayer and fervent heart!

You that our Legions invoke comforting and protector
with the title of “Virgo Fidelis”.
You welcome each of our good intention
, and make force and light for our homeland.

You accompany our vigilance,
You may want our say,
You animates our action,
It sustains our sacrifice,
You inflames our devotion!

And from one end of Italy
arouses in each of us
the enthusiasm to testify,
with fidelity to the death
love to God and the Italian brothers.

Amen!

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Virgo Faithful
pictorial representation of Virgo Fidelis inspired by the Pieta by Michelangelo, who holds in her arms the body without life hero Salvo d'Acquisto wrapped in the Italian flag

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5 thoughts on "Virgo Fidelis! A grateful praise to the Carabinieri who saved the Isle of Patmos

  1. dear,
    I am sure that the valiant Manuela – Webmasters can create great blog like this – He will have elucidated on saving remote or cloud Reserved. If the documents are many and especially heavy you need a NAS, ma and 10 years summed arrive barely 1 gigs of stuff (ebook pdf including) a free Dropbox is a great Saviour in these cases, obviously waiting the One and True.
    W carabinieri!

  2. Thanks! With great pleasure we participate in the joy at the return of the precious refurtiva.Un greeting to all the Fathers of the island of Patmos. Virgo Fidelis, Pray for us.

  3. From the far north to the far south, things are not so different.
    In our church … “Brothers rom”, They stole all the votive offerings that included pieces donated by the faithful departed from the date of 1881.
    Within hours, the police recovered them while “Brothers rom” they were about to cross the border with Switzerland.
    Let no one be put on his head that Roma commit theft, because as he says good father Ariel, if this happens, “are only companions who did wrong”.
    I echo the praise for ever grateful police for what they did for our parish.

    Don Luciano (As)

    1. Dear Brother.

      well said.
      It would be nothing short of insulting to say that Roma steal, as some would say our bishop: “Good and evil are everywhere, in all societies and in all the disparate groups”.

      It is well known that when the Roma come into our churches, they do it just to recite the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Pompeii, with all the Litany of Loreto below.

      then, if anything,, at their output, it may happen to be missing a couple of silver candlesticks and boxes for the alms of the faithful, but these things come second in the special graces granted by the Blessed Virgin just, which they had turned supplication: «Give us this day our daily swag…».

      Nor must we overlook the many volunteer activities and pious assistance carried out by these people through the charitable foundation of the Clan of Casamonica Rome.

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