天主忠僕馬義誠神父真福列品案教區調查正式完結

十月 10, 2019

【慈幼通訊社 2019 10 01 斯洛文尼亞Ljubljana Rakovnik訊】 927日星期五,Ljubljana總教區總主教Stanislav Zore蒙席於Ljubljana Rakovnik堂區禮堂,正式宣佈天主忠僕馬義誠神父真福及聖人列品案的教區調查完結:「我們結束天主忠僕馬義誠神父的真福及聖人列品案。」接著他催促說:「不要讓天主閒著!藉著馬義誠神父的轉禱,懇求天主的幫助。」

出席典禮的有眾多嘉賓及其他參與者:教區法庭及歷史委員會成員、來自越南的會士偕同主教Peter Nguyen Van De及副省會長John Nguyen Van Am、聖人列品案慈幼會代理人Pierluigi Cameroni神父及協作者Lodovica Zanet博士、聖人列品案慈幼會副代理人Alojzij Snoj神父、慈幼會斯洛文尼亞省會長Marko Košnik神父及當地的慈幼會士、母佑會省會長Mojca Šimenc修女及當地的母佑會修女,以及慈幼家庭成員、拉科夫尼克的恩人及信眾。

929日主日,慈幼家庭於拉科夫尼克會面,深化天主忠僕的見證:Cameroni神父講論馬義誠神父一生的四個重要時刻:出生、領洗、晉鐸及領受傳教十字架。Zanet博士講論馬義誠神父眾多著作的不同幅度:關心屬神生命的神修日記及應長上要求而撰寫的回憶錄。母佑會Brigita Zelič修女分享了個人對馬義誠神父的見證,以及藉著向他轉禱所領受的恩賜。

下午於聖母進教之佑聖殿舉行隆重的感恩祭,紀念天主忠僕馬義誠神父逝世200周年,並由Ljubljana總教區總主教Stanislav Zore蒙席,公開主持教區調查結束禮,參與禮儀的司鐸眾多。參加者包括多名部長,聖詠團則由Rakovnik Kodeljevo不同堂區的成員組成,歌曲編排十分優美,令人回味。

總主教在講道中,強調馬義誠神父與聖母進教之佑的關係。他年輕時這樣呼喊道:「聖母進教之佑,請為我們祈禱!」在他臨終時,感謝聖母說:「聖母進教之佑,感謝你所賜的一切!」他也憶述了馬義誠神父的思想:「我祈求善牧基督,成為我們慈幼會士心靈聖所的管理者。」總主教希望今天的慈幼會士,接受馬義誠神父見證的引導,全心效法他,懷著慈悲與憐憫,成為天主慈父的標記。

調查文件多達8000頁,以斯洛文尼亞語言寫成,大部份附有意大利文翻譯。文件將轉送到羅馬教廷冊封聖人部。

 

 

Solemn conclusion of Diocesan Inquiry for Cause of Beatification of Servant of God Andrej Majcen

 

(ANS SloveniaLjubljana Rakovnik, 01 October 2019) – “We conclude the diocesan process for the Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Fr Andrej Majcen”, with these words Msgr. Stanislav Zore, archbishop of Ljubljana, closed the diocesan inquiry into the cause of beatification and canonization of the Servant of God Andrea Majcen in the parish hall of Ljubljana Rakovnik on Friday 27 September. Then he urged: “Do not give peace to God! Go to Him through the intercession of Father Majcen, ask and seek God’s help!”

Many were the guests and participants in the concluding session: the members of the diocesan tribunal and the historical commission; confreres from Vietnam with the bishop mons. Peter Nguyen Van De and the provincial vicar John Nguyen Van Am; the Postulator General, Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, the collaborator Dr Lodovica Zanet; the vice-postulator Fr Alojzij Snoj; Slovenian Salesians with the Provincial Fr Marko Košnik; the FMA sisters with the Provincial Sr. Mojca Šimenc and members of the Salesian Family; benefactors and faithful of Rakovnik.

In Rakovnik on Sunday 29 September there was a meeting of the Salesian Family to deepen the testimony of the Servant of God: Fr Cameroni presented Fr Majcen through four significant dates of his life: birth, baptism, priestly ordination and delivery of the missionary crucifix. Dr. Zanet presented various aspects of the numerous writings of Fr Majcen: the spiritual diaries, where one sees the attentive care for one’s spiritual life, and the writings of the memories requested by the superiors. Sister Brigita Zelič, FMA, brought her personal testimony of the meeting with Fr Majcen and of the benefit received thanks to his intercession.

In the afternoon the solemn Eucharist was held in the shrine of Mary Help of Christians on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Fr Andrej Majcen, with the public conclusion of the diocesan inquiry chaired by the Archbishop of Ljubljana Msgr. Stanislav Zore, with the presence of numerous priests. The liturgical celebration with the many ministers and the choir composed by the members of the parishes of Rakovnik and Kodeljevo was highly choreographed and evocative.

In the homily, the Archbishop underlined the relationship of Fr Majcen with Mary Help of Christians. As a young man he exclaimed: “Mary Help of Christians, pray for us!”; and at the end of his life he thanked her: “Mary Help of Christians, thank you for everything!” She also recalled the thought of Fr Majcen: “I ask the Good Shepherd to be a good sacristan of the hearts of my Salesian confreres”. The Archbishop wished that today’s Salesians let themselves be guided by the witness of Fr Majcen and to be, like him, signs of the paternity of God with a heart full of compassion and mercy.

The substantial documentation consisting of 8,000 pages of documents in the Slovenian language and as many in the Italian translation will be forwarded to Rome at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.