協進慈幼會士真福艾德維姐‧卡爾邦尼(Edvige Carboni)

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【慈幼通訊社 2019 06 17 意大利波佐馬焦雷訊】 2019615日星期六,聖座封聖部部長安傑洛‧貝丘樞機,於撒丁島波佐馬焦雷,在教宗授權下,冊封艾德維姐‧卡爾邦尼為真福。她是一位謙遜而堅強的女子,畢生「活在主內」,度手作及服務的生活,她在家中或在眾多有需要的人士面前,都流露出滿溢恩寵及超凡恩賜的生命。

 

她於188053日在波佐馬焦雷出生,渴望過修道的生活,然而卻要照料患病的母親。自此,她安然度簡樸的家庭生活,把家中的瑣事轉化成祈禱的時刻。1911714日,耶穌受難的五傷標記,在她身上顯示出來。如此一切在她身上展示的神秘現象,於1925年依聖教法典進行調查,她對此表示全然的服從。之後,在第二次世界大戰將要爆發之際,她與家人移居羅馬。

 

自她定居於羅馬直至去世(1938-1952),均屬於在 Tuscolana這條街道由慈幼會管理的「聖母進教之佑」堂區。她幾乎每朝參與彌撒及領聖體,並常在聖亞納小堂祈禱,在那裡多次出現神魂超拔及神蹟異事;1941925日,她成了協進慈幼會士。

 

她十分熱心恭敬聖母,獲聖母多次顯現,領受了聖母眾多恩寵。有很多其他聖人也有向她顯現,尤其是聖若望鮑思高及聖道明沙維豪。她的日記述說了聖鮑思高曾顯現二十次,大多是伴同進教之佑聖母或聖沙維豪。在這些顯現中,聖鮑思高給她一些建議,邀請她恭敬聖母,在困苦中鼓勵她,請求她作祈禱及犧牲,向她展示慈幼會士的偉大善工,並邀請她熱愛母佑會修女。

 

貝丘樞機在冊封真福禮的講道中表示:「在真福艾德維姐‧卡爾邦尼身上,展現了當時撒丁島女子最優秀的聖德。然而她的經歷,以及她為人所知的一些事件中,使她的見證更為適用於我們……她以無限慈善、無比謙遜及恆久祈禱,所展示的簡樸而深厚的神修經歷,仍可作現世的模範,因為這顯示了即使是平凡簡樸的生活,也可以經歷到與天主緊密的共融,並展現出關懷受創傷、處於惡劣環境下的人的使徒精神。」

 

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Beatified Edvige Carboni, Salesian Cooperator

 

(ANS ItalyPozzomaggiore, 17 June 2019) – On Saturday 15 June 2019 in Pozzomaggiore, Sardinia, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, beatified, on behalf of the Holy Father, Edvige Carboni, a humble and strong woman with a “life imbued with God”, who lived a life of manual and service work, in the family and towards many needy people she met, a life filled with graces and extraordinary supernatural gifts.

Born in Pozzomaggiore on 3 May 1880, she wanted to become a religious, but had to stay close to her sick mother. Since then she spent a sober and collected domestic life, alternating household chores with moments of prayer. On July 14, 1911, the signs of the Passion of Jesus appeared on her body. This and other mystical phenomena that were attributed to her were investigated in the canonical process of 1925, to which she underwent with complete obedience. She then moved to Rome with the rest of her family, just as the Second World War was about to explode.

Since she took up residence in Rome, until her death (1938-1952), Edvige belonged to the parish of the Salesians “Saint Mary Help of Christians” on Via Tuscolana. There she went almost every morning for Mass and Communion; there she gathered in prayer, usually in the chapel of Saint Anne; most of the ecstasies and prodigious events took place there; on 25 September 1941 she also became a Salesian Cooperator.

Very devoted to the Madonna, who appeared to her several times, she received many graces from her. Many were the saints of which she had apparitions, particularly Don Bosco and Domenico Savio. In her diary there are 20 apparitions of Don Bosco, often together with Mary Help of Christians or Domenico Savio. In these apparitions Don Bosco gave her suggestions, invited her to devotion to Our Lady, encouraged her in difficulties, asked her for prayers and sacrifices, showed her the great good that the Salesians did, many of whom praised holiness, and invited her to love the Salesian Sisters.

Cardinal Becciu said in the homily of the beatification rite: “Blessed Edvige embodies the most beautiful virtues of the Sardinian woman of the time. And yet from her experience, data emerge that make her testimony more relevant than ever … Her simple and profound spiritual experience, marked by limitless charity, boundless humility and incessant prayer, is still a current model, because it shows that even in a simple life and ordinary it is possible to experience a solid communion with God and an apostolate characterized by a passion for wounded and disadvantaged humanity.”