jeudi 30 octobre 2014

Sainte BIENVENUE (BENVENUTA) BOJANI,vierge tertiaire dominicaine


Sainte Bienvenue Bojani

Tertiaire dominicaine au 13e siècle. Son père, après avoir eu six filles, apprit qu'il en avait eu une septième. Il s'écria alors qu'elle serait tout de même la bienvenue et lui donna ce nom.

Elle se mortifiait beaucoup. Les nuits de fête, pour ne pas dormir, elle se mettait un peu de vinaigre dans le coin de l'oeil. Les nuits de réveillon, elle se donnait la discipline par trois fois avec des chaînes en fer. Un jour, le démon se glissa contre elle de tout son long sous la forme d'un serpent. Elle n'hésita pas à le prendre à pleine main et à le massacrer contre le mur. Puis elle tomba malade pendant cinq ans. L'ange Gabriel lui apportait des nourritures mystérieuses. Comme elle souffrait de ne pas pouvoir aller à l'église, une des soeurs la portait sur son dos au moins une fois par semaine.
Elle finit par guérir en se rendant au tombeau de saint Dominique à Bologne.

Une des soeurs qui s'appelait Marguerite ne pouvait supporter le fromage. Bienvenue en prit un morceau, fit un signe de croix dessus et le tendit à Marguerite qui, dès lors, en mangea volontiers.
Bienvenue mourut le 30 octobre 1292. Deux siècles plus tard, on ne retrouva plus son corps.

SOURCE : http://carmina-carmina.com/carmina/calendeux/oct30.html

Bienheureuse Bienvenue Bojani

Tertiaire dominicaine ( 1292)

Née dans le Frioul en Italie, elle entra dans le Tiers Ordre de Saint Dominique et se sanctifia ainsi sans entrer dans un couvent. Ses contemporains l'ont dotée de toutes les vertus, mais «on se demande quand elle eut le temps de les mettre en œuvre tellement son biographe nous la montre occupée à faire sans cesse des miracles.» (Englebert) Elle voulait imiter les souffrances du Christ. Un cilice ne lui suffisant pas, elle serra autour de sa taille une corde qui, peu à peu, lui entra dans la chair. Elle en tomba malade, couverte d'ulcères douloureux. Le pape Clément XII la béatifia en 1763, ratifiant ainsi le culte que le peuple lui rendait.


À Cividale dans le Frioul, en 1292, la bienheureuse Bienvenue Boiani, vierge, sœur de la Pénitence de Saint-Dominique, qui se donna tout entière à la prière et aux austérités.


Martyrologe romain

SOURCE : http://nominis.cef.fr/contenus/saint/2101/Bienheureuse-Bienvenue-Bojani.html

SAINTE BIENVENUE 30 OCTOBRE
Sainte Bienvenue est une tertiaire dominicaine morte en 1292

Bienvenus Bojani était née dans le Frioul italien en 1254, elle voulut revivre les souffrances du Christ et multiplia les mortifications et les supplices… au point que les autorités religieuses l’obligèrent à devenir tertiaire de saint Dominique, c'est-à-dire à mener une vie laïque mais en relation avec la spiritualité de l’ordre.

SOURCE : http://unjourunsaint.hautetfort.com/archive/2006/10/30/sainte-bienvenue-30-septembre.html

Blessed Benvenuta Bojani, OP Tert. V (AC)

Born in Cividale, Friuli, Italy, 1254; died 1292; cultus approved in 1763. Benvenuta was the last of seven daughters. Her parents, too, must have been amazing people in comparison with so many in our time. When the silence of the midwife proclaimed that her father had been disappointed once again in his desire for a son, he exclaimed, "She too shall be welcome!" Remembering this she was christened by her parents Benvenuta ("welcome"), although they had asked for a son. A vain older sister unsuccessfully tried to teach the pious little Benvenuta to dress in rich clothing and use the deceits of society. Benvenuta hid from such temptations in the church where she developed a tender devotion to the Blessed Virgin. By the age of 12, Benvenuta was wearing hairshirts and a rope girdle. As she grew the rope became embedded in her flesh. When she realized the rope must be removed, she couldn't get it off, so she prayed and it fell to her feet. For this reason she is often pictured in art holding a length of rope in her hands.

Having become a Dominican tertiary at an early age, she added the penances practiced by the sisters to those she had appropriated for herself. All her disciplines, fasting, and lack of sleep soon caused her health to fail and she was confined to bed for five years. Thereafter, she was too weak to walk, so a kind older sibling carried her to church once a week for Compline (Night Prayer) in the Dominican church, her favorite liturgy after the Mass.

After evening prayer on the Vigil of the Feast of Saint Dominic, Dominic and Saint Peter Martyr appeared to Benvenuta. Dominic had a surprise for her. The prior was absent at the Salve procession, but at the beginning of Compline she saw Dominic in the prior's place. He passed from brother to brother giving the kiss of peace, then went to his own altar and disappeared. At the Salve procession, the Blessed Virgin herself came down the aisle, blessing the fathers while holding the Infant Jesus in her arms.

Benvenuta spent her whole life at home in Cividale busy with her domestic duties, praying, and working miracles. She was often attacked by the devil, who sometimes left her close to discouragement and exhaustion. When someone protested against the death of a promising young child, Benvenuta commented, "It is much better to be young in paradise than to be old in hell." The devil often appeared to her in horrifying forms but was banished when Benvenuta called upon the Virgin.
Benvenuta's companions called her "the sweetest and most spiritual of contemplatives, so lovable in her holiness that her touch and presence inspired gladness and drove away temptations." This is amazing in light of the severe penances that she imposed upon herself--and another sign of blessedness that she didn't judge others by her standards for herself (Benedictines, Dorcy). 

SOURCE : http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/1030.shtml

Blessed Benvenuta Bojani, V.O.P.

Memorial Day: October 30th
 
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    Benvenuta was the last of seven daughters. Her parents, too, must have been amazing people in comparison with so many in our time. When the silence of the midwife proclaimed that her father had been disappointed once again in his desire for a son, he exclaimed, "She too shall be welcome!" Remembering this she was christened by her parents Benvenuta ("welcome"), although they had asked for a son. A vain older sister unsuccessfully tried to teach the pious little Benvenuta to dress in rich clothing and use the deceits of society. Benvenuta hid from such temptations in the church where she developed a tender devotion to the Blessed Virgin. By the age of 12, Benvenuta was wearing hairshirts and a rope girdle. As she grew the rope became embedded in her flesh. When she realized the rope must be removed, she couldn't get it off, so she prayed and it fell to her feet. For this reason she is often pictured in art holding a length of rope in her hands.

    Having become a Dominican tertiary at an early age, she added the penances practiced by the sisters to those she had appropriated for herself. All her disciplines, fasting, and lack of sleep soon caused her health to fail and she was confined to bed for five years. Thereafter, she was too weak to walk, so a kind older sibling carried her to church once a week for Compline (Night Prayer) in the Dominican church, her favorite liturgy after the Mass.

    After evening prayer on the Vigil of the Feast of Saint Dominic, Dominic and Saint Peter Martyr appeared to Benvenuta. Dominic had a surprise for her. The prior was absent at the Salve procession, but at the beginning of Compline she saw Dominic in the prior's place. He passed from brother to brother giving the kiss of peace, then went to his own altar and disappeared. At the Salve procession, the Blessed Virgin herself came down the aisle, blessing the fathers while holding the Infant Jesus in her arms.

    Benvenuta spent her whole life at home in Cividale busy with her domestic duties, praying, and working miracles. She was often attacked by the devil, who sometimes left her close to discouragement and exhaustion. When someone protested against the death of a promising young child, Benvenuta commented, "It is much better to be young in paradise than to be old in hell." The devil often appeared to her in horrifying forms but was banished when Benvenuta called upon the Virgin.

    Benvenuta's companions called her "the sweetest and most spiritual of contemplatives, so lovable in her holiness that her touch and presence inspired gladness and drove away temptations." This is amazing in light of the severe penances that she imposed upon herself--and another sign of blessedness that she didn't judge others by her standards for herself (Benedictines, Dorcy).

Born: May 4, 1254 at Cividale, Friuli, Italy

Died: October 30, 1292 at Cividale, Friuli, Italy of natural causes

Beatified: February 6, 1763 by Pope Clement XIV (cultus confirmed)

Name Meaning: welcome (from her father's statement at her birth: "She too shall be welcome!")

Representation: holding a length of rope
 
Prayers/Commemorations

First Vespers:

Ant. This is a wise Virgin whom the Lord found watching, who took her lamp and oil, and when the Lord came she entered with Him into the marriage feast

V. Pray for us Blessed Benvenuta

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

Lauds:

Ant. Come, O my chosen one, and I will place my throne in thee, for the King hath exceedingly desired thy beauty

V. Virgins shall be led to the King after her

R. Her companions shall be presented to Thee
 
Second Vespers:

Ant. She has girded her loins with courage and hath strengthened her arm; therefore shall her lamp not be put out forever

V. Pray for us Blessed Benvenuta

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ
 
Prayer:

Let us Pray: Pour out upon us, O Lord, the grace of penance, prayer and humility, that in imitation of Blessed Benvenuta, Virgin, we may be enabled by mortifying the flesh to live in the spirit, and by continually meditating heavenly things and despising ourselves, find rest and glory in Thee, the only God. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
Prayer II
 
Lord, you gave Blessed Benvenuta the gifts of penance, prayer and humility. Through self-denial and contemplation on heavenly things may we too live in the Spirit and find rest and glory in you, the one God. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. - General Calendar of the Order of Preachers

SOURCE : http://www.willingshepherds.org/Dominican%20Saints%20November.html#Benvenuta

Blessed Benvenuta Bojani

Also known as
  • Benvenuta Boiani
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Youngest of seven daughters. She refused to play any childhood games that smacked of worldliness or vanity; by age twelve she was voluntarily wearing hair shirts and a rope belt. As she grew, the rope began to cut into her; it had to be removed, but was too embedded to be untied. She prayed over it, and it fell to her feet.

Dominican tertiary as a very young woman. Lived her entire life at home, practicing extreme austerities. Confined to her bed for five years with a serious illness, she had to be carried to daily Mass. During a Mass on the eve of the feast of Saint Dominic de Guzman, the saint appeared to her, and later in the liturgy, she was miraculously healed.

Visionary who had visits from both angels and demons; she could banish the demons by mentioning the name of Our Lady. However, hard life or no, sickness or no, visions and demonic oppression or no, she was known to be always cheerful and confident in God.

Born
  • holding a length of rope

Lord, you gave Blessed Benvenuta the gifts of penance, prayer and humility. Through self-denial and contemplation on heavenly things may we too live in the Spirit and find rest and glory in you, the one God. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. – General Calendar of the Order of Preachers

SOURCE : http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-benvenuta-bojani/

Beata Benvenuta Boiani Vergine


Cividale, Friuli, maggio 1255 - Cividale, 1292

Benvenuta Boiani visse a Cividale, dove era nata nel 1255, ed entrò ancor giovane nel terz’ordine secolare domenicano. Nel suo itinerario di esperienza ascetica, di contemplazione e di solitudine superò tentazioni e prove di ogni genere. Guarita da una grave malattia, visitò la tomba di S. Domenico a Bologna. Restò in famiglia, vivendo appartata e umile fino alla morte, avvenuta il 30 ottobre 1292. Fu sepolta nella chiesa di S. Domenico a Cividale. Il culto, di origine popolare, fu riconosciuto nel 1765 da Clemente XIII che la proclamò beata e permise all’ordine domenicano di celebrarne la festa, che in seguito si diffuse in diocesi.

Martirologio Romano: A Cividale del Friuli, beata Benvenuta Boiani, vergine, suora della Penitenza di San Domenico, che si consacrò totalmente alla preghiera e a una vita di mortificazione.

Il babbo di Benvenuta, che dopo sei figlie aspettava con impazienza un maschio, seppe far buon viso alla settima arrivata, e da quell’ottimo cristiano che era esclamò: “Sia anch’essa la benvenuta!” decidendo che si chiamasse, per questo suo atto di fede, Benvenuta. In seguito questo buon padre dovette rallegrarsi sempre più della sua cara figlia, che davvero fu una benedizione, tanto da apparire subito di appartenere più al cielo che alla terra. Nessuna cosa passeggera l’attraeva, e le sorelle non riuscirono mai a piegarla alle vanità mondane. Guidata solo dal suo fervore, e dalla inesperienza della sua giovinezza, si dette a penitenze inaudite. Le apparve allora il Santo Padre Domenico, rimproverandola severamente di si indiscreti rigori e ingiungendole ripetutamente di mettersi per la via regale della santa ubbidienza. Le indicò lui stesso il santo Domenicano a cui doveva rivolgersi, il quale la diresse per tutta la vita. Ricevuto l’Abito del Terz’Ordine imitò nelle veglie e nei digiuni i religiosi dell’Ordine. Ammalatasi gravemente, forse in seguito a tante penitenze, dopo cinque anni di spasimi fu miracolosamente guarita dal glorioso Patriarca Domenico. I pochi anni che le restarono furono tutti spesi nella contemplazione e nel sacrificio completo di sé. Fu tormentata in tutti i modi dal diavolo, ma godette anche di celesti favori. Molte furono le apparizioni della Madonna, belle e sempre ricche di simboli. Ai confratelli e alle sorelle del Terz’Ordine, e soprattutto al popolo, la sua breve vita fu luce ed esempio mirabili. Morì a trentotto anni, nel 1292, nel suo paese natale di Cividale. Sepolta nella chiesa locale dei Domenicani, il suo corpo non è stato poi più trovato. Papa Clemente XIII il 6 febbraio 1765 ha confermato il culto e il titolo di Beata.

Autore: Franco Mariani