vendredi 15 mai 2015

Bienheureux ANDRÉ ABELLON, prêtre dominicain

Bienheureux André Abellon


Frère prêcheur ( 1450)

Orateur-réformateur dominicain du monastère Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Saint Maximin et peintre de talent, il restaura la discipline régulière dans les couvents où il fut envoyé, montrant de la générosité pour les autres et de l’austérité pour lui-même.

Vénéré à Aix-en-Provence.


"A Aix, le Bienheureux André Abellon vient prêcher en 1415, durant la peste qui ravage le pays." (site internet du diocèse d'Aix et Arles)

Le bienheureux André Abellon est né à Saint-Maximin vers 1375. Prêtre de l’Ordre de Saint Dominique, il fut un ardent et infatigable prédicateur dans toute la Provence.

Maître en théologie, il enseigna ses frères dans de nombreuses maisons de son ordre et travailla activement à la réforme de la vie dominicaine, avant de devenir prieur du couvent royal de Saint-Maximin. Très attaché à tout ce qui touche la splendeur du culte, il fut l’émule du bienheureux Fra Angelico par son art de peindre.

C’est à Aix-en-Provence où il s’était magnifiquement dévoué lors de la peste en 1415 qu’il mourut le 15 mai 1450. (Histoire des saints de Provence - diocèse de Fréjus-Toulon)


Béatifié en 1902.

À Aix-en-Provence, en 1450, le bienheureux André Abellon, prêtre de l’Ordre des Prêcheurs, qui restaura la discipline régulière dans les couvents où il fut envoyé et où il montra de la générosité pour les autres et de l’austérité pour lui-même.


Martyrologe romain

Le bienheureux André Abellon est né à Saint-Maximin vers 1375. Prêtre de l’Ordre de Saint Dominique, il fut un ardent et infatigable prédicateur dans toute la Provence.

Maître en théologie, il enseigna ses frères dans de nombreuses maisons de son ordre et travailla activement à la réforme de la vie dominicaine, avant de devenir prieur du couvent royal de Saint-Maximin. Très attaché à tout ce qui touche la splendeur du culte, il fut l’émule du bienheureux Fra Angelico par son art de peindre.

C’est à Aix-en-Provence où il s’était magnifiquement dévoué lors de la peste en 1415 qu’il mourut le 15 mai 1450.

SOURCE : http://www.diocese-frejus-toulon.com/bienheureux-Andre-Abellon-Saint.html

Bx André Abellon

Prêtre dominicain 

(*Saint-Maximin 1375 - † Aix-en-Provence 1450)

André Abellon entendit prêcher St Vincent Ferrier (1350-1419) et entra très jeune au couvent Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Saint-Maximin, où il devint prieur et qu’il réforma.

Il restaura la discipline régulière dans les couvents d’Arles, Aix et Marseille, montrant de la générosité pour les autres et de l’austérité pour lui-même. L’impulsion donnée au mouvement de réforme de Raymond de Capoue, qui parut ralentir avec sa mort, reprit de plus belle sous l’énergique gouvernement du Maître général Bartolomeo Texier.

André étudia la peinture (il devint célèbre comme illustrateur de livres), et comme tant de ses confrères, se servit de l’attrait du beau pour élever le cœur des fidèles à l’amour des choses célestes. Il enseigna la théologie à Montpellier, Paris et Avignon. Mais il était surtout prédicateur. Il est vénéré à Aix-en-Provence, où il vint prêcher en 1415, durant la peste qui ravageait le pays, et il soigna très activement les malades. Dans les couvents où il agissait, il obtenait « plus par sa bonté et par l’exemple de sa vertu que par des dispositions impatientes ». La prière du jour de sa fête dit qu’il fut choisi par Dieu « pour prêcher l’évangile de la paix et favoriser la vie régulière de l’Ordre. »
André Abellon a été béatifié en 1902 par Léon XIII (Vincenzo Gioacchino Pecci, 1878-1903).


Source principale : docteurangelique.forumactif.com/(« Rév. x gpm »).
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In his youth he got to listen to the preaching of Saint Vincent Ferrer. Joined the Dominicans at Saint Maximin monastery. Priest. Prior of Saint Mary Magdalen monastery, Provence, France, a noted pilgrimage site; tradition says it is one of the places where Saint Mary Magdalen went after the Crucifixion, and the monastery laid claim to her relics. Supported missionaries and preached home missions. Noted artist in his day, especially known for his manuscript illuminations.

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God of all truth, you chose Blessed Andrew to preach the gospel of peace and to promote the regular life. By the help of his prayers may we devote ourselves to proclaiming the faith and bearing the yoke of Christ with fidelity. 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



Blessed Andrew Abellon, OP (AC)

Born at Saint Maximin, France, in 1375; died at Aix-en-Provence on May 15, 1450; cultus confirmed in 1902. Blessed Andrew was born near the world-famous shrine of Mary Magdalen. His entire life was centered around the shrine, and it is greatly due to his efforts that devotion to the great penitential has become so well established.


As a young man, Andrew may have heard the stirring sermons of Saint Vincent Ferrer, who was at that time preaching in France. Perhaps the purity and penitential zeal for which this great preacher was renowned gave the young Andrew the pattern for his own life. He soon demonstrated his choice of purity and penance by joining the Dominicans in his home town. After a happy and holy novitiate, he made his profession and was ordained. In a few years, a preacher and a guide for souls, he turned his attention to the neglected shrine of Saint Mary Magdalen.

This rugged and penitential region of France had been honored from the time of the Apostles as the chosen retreat for Mary Magdalen, who did penance there for the sins of her youth. From earliest days, it had been a place of pilgrimage, but had no definite arrangements for the care of pilgrims, nor any way of supplying their spiritual needs. In Blessed Andrew's time, Dominican fathers from Saint-Maximin had taken over the spiritual care of the pilgrims as a mission work, but without financial help, and in the face of great trials.

Seeing the need of a permanent foundation at the shrine, Andrew set about creating one. He interested the queen in his project, and obtained enough money from her to build a monastery, which was a gem of architecture as well as a source of spiritual power. Andrew had studied art before his entry into the order, and he used his talents in building, beautifully and permanently, whatever he was called upon to do.

A lover of great beauty in the physical order, Andrew was the same in the spiritual. He was famous as a confessor, and his wise government as prior gave help to the spiritual growth of the new convent. A practical man as well as deeply spiritual, Andrew established two mills near the shrine that would provide the people with a means of earning a living while remaining there. Quite naturally, a priest who interested himself in the welfare of the people to this extent could hope for great influence with them, and this he had, both at Saint Maximin and at Aix, where an altarpiece he painted may still be seen.

After his death, Blessed Andrew was buried in the Church of the Magdalen. His tomb soon became a place of pilgrimage; his help especially was sought in the cure of fevers (Benedictines, Dominicans, Dorcy).

Blessed Andrew Abellon, C.O.P.

Memorial Day: May 17th

    Blessed Andrew was born near the world-famous shrine of Mary Magdalen. His entire life was centered around the shrine, and it is greatly due to his efforts that devotion to the great penitential has become so well established.

    As a young man, Andrew may have heard the stirring sermons of Saint Vincent Ferrer, who was at that time preaching in France. Perhaps the purity and penitential zeal for which this great preacher was renowned gave the young Andrew the pattern for his own life. He soon demonstrated his choice of purity and penance by joining the Dominicans in his home town. After a happy and holy novitiate, he made his profession and was ordained. In a few years, a preacher and a guide for souls, he turned his attention to the neglected shrine of Saint Mary Magdalen.

    This rugged and penitential region of France had been honored from the time of the Apostles as the chosen retreat for Mary Magdalen, who did penance there for the sins of her youth. From earliest days, it had been a place of pilgrimage, but had no definite arrangements for the care of pilgrims, nor any way of supplying their spiritual needs. In Blessed Andrew's time, Dominican fathers from Saint-Maximin had taken over the spiritual care of the pilgrims as a mission work, but without financial help, and in the face of great trials.

    Seeing the need of a permanent foundation at the shrine, Andrew set about creating one. He interested the queen in his project, and obtained enough money from her to build a monastery, which was a gem of architecture as well as a source of spiritual power. Andrew had studied art before his entry into the order, and he used his talents in building, beautifully and permanently, whatever he was called upon to do.

    A lover of great beauty in the physical order, Andrew was the same in the spiritual. He was famous as a confessor, and his wise government as prior gave help to the spiritual growth of the new convent. A practical man as well as deeply spiritual, Andrew established two mills near the shrine that would provide the people with a means of earning a living while remaining there. Quite naturally, a priest who interested himself in the welfare of the people to this extent could hope for great influence with them, and this he had, both at Saint Maximin and at Aix, where an altarpiece he painted may still be seen.

    After his death, Blessed Andrew was buried in the Church of the Magdalen. His tomb soon became a place of pilgrimage; his help especially was sought in the cure of fevers (Benedictines, Dominicans, Dorcy).

Born: 1375 at Saint Maximin, Provence, France

Died: May 15, 1450 at Aix-en-Provence, France of natural causes; buried in the Church of the Magdalen; his tomb became known as a site of miraculous cures.

Beatified:1902 (cultus confirmed) by Pope Leo XIII

Patronage: against fever


Prayers/Commemorations

First Vespers:

Ant. Strengthen by holy intercession, O Andrew, confessor of the Lord, those here present, have we who are burdened with the weight of our offenses may be relieved by the glory of thy blessedness, and may by thy guidance attain eternal rewards.

V. Pray for us, Blessed Andrew.

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

Lauds:

Ant. Well done, good and faithful servant, because Thou hast been faithful in a few things, I will set thee over many, sayeth the Lord.

V. The just man shall blossom like the lily.

R. And shall flourish forever before the Lord.

Second Vespers:

Ant. I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock..

V. Pray for us. Blessed Andrew.

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

Prayer:

Let us Pray: O God, who didst enable Blessed Andrew, Thy Confessor, to preach the gospel of peace by word and deed, make us, we beseech Thee through his intercession, to receive Thy law with a perfect heart and fulfill it by holy deeds. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Pascal Times

First Vespers:

Ant.  Come, O daughters of Jerusalem, and behold a Martyr with a crown wherewith the Lord crowned him on the day of solemnity and rejoicing, alleluia, alleluia

V. Pray for us, Blessed Andrew  alleluia

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

Lauds:

Ant. Perpetual light will shine upon Thy Saints, O Lord, alleluia, and an eternity of ages, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

V. The just man shall blossom like the lily, alleluia.

R. And shall flourish forever before the Lord, alleluia

Second Vespers:

Ant. In the city of the Lord the music of the Saints incessantly resounds: there the angels and archangels sing a canticle before the throne of God, alleluia.

V. Pray for us, Blessed Andrew, alleluia

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

Prayer:

Let us Pray: O God, who didst enable Blessed Andrew, Thy Confessor, to preach the gospel of peace by word and deed, make us, we beseech Thee through his intercession, to receive Thy law with a perfect heart and fulfill it by holy deeds. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer

God of all truth, you chose Blessed Andrew to preach the gospel of peace and to promote the regular life. By the help of his prayers may we devote ourselves to proclaiming the faith and bearing the yoke of Christ with fidelity. 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%20May.html#Andrew Abellon

Blessed Andrew Abellon, C.O.P.

Memorial Day: May 17th

Blessed Andrew was born near the world-famous shrine of Mary Magdalen. His entire life was centered around the shrine, and it is greatly due to his efforts that devotion to the great penitential has become so well established.

As a young man, Andrew may have heard the stirring sermons of Saint Vincent Ferrer, who was at that time preaching in France. Perhaps the purity and penitential zeal for which this great preacher was renowned gave the young Andrew the pattern for his own life. He soon demonstrated his choice of purity and penance by joining the Dominicans in his home town. After a happy and holy novitiate, he made his profession and was ordained. In a few years, a preacher and a guide for souls, he turned his attention to the neglected shrine of Saint Mary Magdalen.

This rugged and penitential region of France had been honored from the time of the Apostles as the chosen retreat for Mary Magdalen, who did penance there for the sins of her youth. From earliest days, it had been a place of pilgrimage, but had no definite arrangements for the care of pilgrims, nor any way of supplying their spiritual needs. In Blessed Andrew’s time, Dominican fathers from Saint-Maximin had taken over the spiritual care of the pilgrims as a mission work, but without financial help, and in the face of great trials.

Seeing the need of a permanent foundation at the shrine, Andrew set about creating one. He interested the queen in his project, and obtained enough money from her to build a monastery, which was a gem of architecture as well as a source of spiritual power. Andrew had studied art before his entry into the order, and he used his talents in building, beautifully and permanently, whatever he was called upon to do.

A lover of great beauty in the physical order, Andrew was the same in the spiritual. He was famous as a confessor, and his wise government as prior gave help to the spiritual growth of the new convent. A practical man as well as deeply spiritual, Andrew established two mills near the shrine that would provide the people with a means of earning a living while remaining there. Quite naturally, a priest who interested himself in the welfare of the people to this extent could hope for great influence with them, and this he had, both at Saint Maximin and at Aix, where an altarpiece he painted may still be seen.

After his death, Blessed Andrew was buried in the Church of the Magdalen. His tomb soon became a place of pilgrimage; his help especially was sought in the cure of fevers.

Born: 1375 at Saint Maximin, Provence, France

Died: May 15, 1450 at Aix-en-Provence, France of natural causes; buried in the Church of the Magdalen; his tomb became known as a site of miraculous cures.

Beatified:1902 (cultus confirmed) by Pope Leo XIII

Patronage: against fever


15 MAY 2010. In addition to Blessed Giles, today we also celebrate the feast day (optional memorial) of Blessed Andrew Abellon, a friar and priest.

Blessed Andrew was born in A.D. 1375 at Saint Maximin, France. As a youth, Andrew listened to the preaching of Saint Vincent Ferrer at the Saitn Maximin monastery.

Blessed Andrew received the Dominican habit at the priory of St. Mary Magdalene. He was noted for his teaching and his preaching throughout Provence, and for his zeal in restoring regular observance. In addition, Blessed Andrew was also a noted artist, especially known for manuscript illustrations, and contributed to the artistic beauty of many of the Dominican churches of southern France.

Blessed Andrew died at Aix-en-Provence on 15 May 1450. After his death, Blessed Andrew's body was buried in the Church of the Magdalen and his tomb soon became a place of pilgrimage. His intercession was especially sought for the cure of fever. Blessed Andrew was beatified in A.D. 1902.

Prayer

God of all truth,
you chose Blessed Andrew to preach the gospel of peace
and to promote the regular life.
By the help of his prayers
may we devote ourselves to proclaiming the faith
and bearing the yoke of Christ with fidelity.
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.

Amen.