• O passing Angel

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    O passing Angel

    O passing Angel, Speed me with a song
    A melody of heaven to reach my heart
    And rouse me to the race
    And make me strong.
    --Christain Rossetti

    9 April – Blessed Ubaldo Adimari OSM
    (He is also known as Ubaldo da Borgo San Sepolcro.)

    (c 1245-1315)
    Priest and Servite Friar, Soldier, Politician, Penitent,
    miracle-worker, spiritul student and later assistant of St Philip
    Benezi (1233-1285) (one of the Seven Holy Founders of the Order of the
    Servants of Mary – the Servites). Ubaldo is, therefore, of the second generation of the Servites. Born in c 1245 in Florence, Italy and died
    on 9 April 1315 on Mount Senario, Tuscany, Italy of natural causes.
    The Order of the Servants of Mary celebrates his feast day on 4 July

    Ubaldo of the noble Florentine Adimari family, was born around 1245 in
    Florence and spent his youth amidst the turmoil of that time, which
    saw the Guelphs in favour of the Papacy and the Ghibellines, in favour
    of the Emperor of Germany, opposing each other.

    He was first a supporter and then head of the Ghibelline faction in
    Florence, operating abuses and disorders of all kinds; until the Prior
    General sent St Philip Benezi, who had come to restore peace,
    accompanied by Blessed Bonaventura of Pistoia and the retinue of the
    Papal Legate, Latino Orsini.

    It was in the early months of 1280, when Ubaldo Adimari met St Philip
    Benizi, who succeeded in converting him. Ubaldo took on the habit of
    the Servants of Mary and with the grace of God regained, he retired to
    a very harsh penance and prayer on Monte Senario (Florence), cradle
    since 1240, of the Foundation of the Order, located in about 18 km
    from Florence.


    “Holy Purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like the angels of God in
    heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh.”
    -- Saint John Bosco

    Bible Quote:
    And he spoke also to them a similitude: Can the blind lead the blind?
    do they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his
    master: but every one shall be perfect, if he be as his master. (Luke

    Ave, Mater Dolorosa

    Mother, hail, immersed in woes,
    Thou the Martyrs' earliest rose,
    Hear my cry, to thee I pray:

    Grant that in death's agony,
    Putting all my trust in thee,
    I may win the just soul's peace.

    By that sorrow, like a sword,
    At the holy Simeon's word,
    Piercing through thy heart and soul:

    Grant that in death's agony, etc.

    By that sorrow, whelming thee,
    When to Egypt thou dost flee,
    So to save thy holy Child:

    Grant that in death's agony, etc.

    By that sorrow, when in tears,
    Seeking Jesus midst His peers,
    Thou dost find Him once again:

    Grant that in death's agony, etc.

    By that sorrow, racking thee,
    When thy Son's Cross thou dost see
    Bowing Him beneath its weight:

    Grant that in death's agony, etc.

    By that sorrow, fixed in thee,
    Whilst He hangs upon the tree,
    Thou thyself a victim too:

    Grant that in death's agony, etc.

    By that sorrow, when thy breast
    Now enfolds that body blest
    Taken down from off the Cross:

    Grant that in death's agony, etc.

    By that sorrow, when the tomb
    Takes Him from thee to its gloom,
    Loving Mother, Virgin blest:

    Grant that in death's agony, etc.

    Christ, when Thou shalt call me hence,
    Be Thy Mother my defense,
    Be Thy Cross my victory.

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