Today, the vigil of Ven. Fr. Gabriel M. Allegra’s beatification, we rejoice with all of the Church – Angels and Saints in Heaven, the souls in Purgatory, and the entire Church militant on earth. I will be posting a series of translations of his pertinent writings on the Absolute Primacy of Christ according to St. Paul and Bl. John Duns Scotus shortly, but for now thought I’d post some photos/images.
He was a man of great courage and generosity, not afraid of the difficult mission in China (language, culture, climate, etc.), not afraid even of dialoguing with and censuring Fr. Pierre Teilhard (while maintaining utmost charity and respect towards Fr. Teilhard, he remained firm in censuring him because of the dangerous ambiguities and at times ideas in Teilhard’s writings that could have compromised the Catholic Faith), not afraid to say the “whole truth” about Our Blessed Mother as the
Coredemptrix of the human race and Mediatrix of all graces as taught in Scripture and Tradition. In a word, our new Blessed was a modern Apostle of God’s Holy Word and of the Catholic Faith to China, and now, elevated to the honors of the altar, a missionary beacon to the entire Catholic Church.
Here is a video which, although in Italian and with a modern taste in music, has lots of photos of our “saint”.
Come back for more posts on Bl. Gabriel M. Allegra, in particular on Our Lady in God’s plan and, of course, his writings on the absolute primacy of Jesus in creation.
Blessed Gabriel Mary Allegra, pray for us!
In Corde Matris,
Fr. Maximilian M. Dean