lundi 11 mai 2015

Saint IGNACE (IGNATIUS) de LACONI, moine capucin


Saint Ignace de Laconi

Capucin ( 1781)

de l'Ordre des Frères Mineurs Capucins.

Vincent de Laconi fut reçu par les capucins et y fit profession en 1722 prenant le nom d'Ignace. Travailleur humble, illettré, il accomplissait des travaux domestiques et aimait écouter la lecture de l'Écriture. Il a accompli prophéties et miracles.

Canonisé en 1951 par Pie XII.

Sites en lien:

À Cagliari en Sardaigne, l’an 1781, saint Ignace de Laconi, religieux capucin, qui passa sa longue vie à quêter inlassablement sur les places de la ville et sur les quais du port pour soulager les misères des pauvres.

Martyrologe romain

  


Saint Ignace de LACONI
Nom: LACONI
Prénom: Ignace de
Nom de religion: Ignace de
Pays: Italie

Naissance: 17.12.1701  à Laconi (Sardaigne)
Mort: 11.05.1781  à Cagliari

Etat: Frère lai capucin
Note: D'abord dans différents couvents de Sardaigne, puis à Cagliari. Frère quêteur pendant 37 ans. Connu de tous, estimé de la jeunesse. Nombreux miracles durant sa vie

Béatification: 16.06.1940  à Rome  par Pie XII
Canonisation: 21.10.1951  à Rome  par Pie XII

Fête: 11 mai

Réf. dans l’Osservatore Romano:
Réf. dans la Documentation Catholique: 1951 col.1555-1562

Notice

Né en 1701 à Laconi en Sardaigne, Ignace de Laconi, entre chez les Capucins de Cagliari (Sardaigne) à vingt ans. Après avoir passer vingt autres années en d'humbles travaux à l'intérieur du couvent, on lui confie la tâche de frère quêteur qu'il exercera pendant trente-sept ans. Il édifie alors tous ceux qu'il rencontre, les humbles comme les grands et spécialement la jeunesse, par la joie continuelle qui se lit sur son visage, expression de sa paix intérieur. Son apostolat s'accompagne de miracles. Il meurt le 11 mai 1781.

SOURCE : http://www.abbaye-saint-benoit.ch/hagiographie/fiches/f0074.htm



IGNACE DE LACONI
Franciscain, Saint
1701-1781
Francisco Ignazio Vincenzo Peis, fut le deuxième de neuf frères. Il est naquit à Laconi, en Italie, le 17 Novembre 1701. 

Ses parents étaient très pauvres en biens, mais très riches en vertus humaines et Chrétiennes : ils ont bien élevé leurs enfants, les plaçant sur le bon chemin, celui qui conduit à Jésus-Christ.

Depuis son enfance, Ignace se sentit appelé à la vie Religieuse, mais depuis son enfance, également, il était souvent malade.
Le Seigneur lui avait accordé plusieurs dons surnaturels, tels que celui de la prophétie, ou encore de guérison et bien d’autres ; il était, comme le dit saint Paul, un “prédestiné”.

Encore jeune, il commença à pratiquer de sévères pénitences, tout en maintenant son esprit serein et joyeux, dans une étroite communion avec Le Christ.
Avant ses vingt ans il tomba gravement malade et par deux fois il se trouva aux portes de la mort.
Alors, plein de Foi, il promit au Seigneur de suivre les pas de Saint François d’Assise, s’il était guéri. Et, ayant été guéri, il voulut mettre en exécution la promesse qu’il avait faite.

Il partit alors à Calhiari pour y entrer chez les Frères Capucins du Monastère du Bon Chemin, mais il n’y fut pas accepté à cause de la fragilité de sa santé.
Mais il ne se laissa pas démoraliser pour autant : ayant attendu sa complète guérison il entra chez les franciscains en 1721.

Frère Ignace, comme on l’appelait, fut envoyé dans divers Couvents de son Ordre et, après quinze années de “pèlerinage” dans les autres Couvents, il revint de nouveau à celui du Bon Chemin à Calhiari, où il resta définitivement, occupant jusqu’à sa mort, la charge de portier.

Il avait un vrai esprit Franciscain : exemple vivant de pauvreté, il était tout à tous, et plus particulièrement les pauvres, les déshérités, les malades, aussi bien du point de vue corporel que spirituel : en somme, les pécheurs. Il en fit revenir beaucoup à la pratique religieuse par son exemple humble et fraternel.

Pendant les dernières cinq années de sa vie, il vécu complètement aveugle, mais cela ne l’empêcha nullement de continuer à mener sa vie de Moine, d’être toujours présent et d’accomplir avec droiture et sagesse les règlements qu’imposait son Ordre.
Il décéda le 11 Mai 1781 et la renommée de sa sainteté ne cessa d’augmenter, au fur et à mesure que les grâces obtenues par son intercession augmentaient elles aussi.
Le Pape Pie XII le Béatifia en 1940, puis le Canonisa en 1951.
Notice
Né en 1701 à Laconi en Sardaigne, Ignace de Laconi, entre chez les Capucins de Cagliari (Sardaigne) à vingt ans. 
Après avoir passé vingt autres années en d'humbles travaux à l'intérieur du Couvent, on lui confie la tâche de Frère quêteur qu'il exercera pendant trente-sept ans. 
Il édifie alors tous ceux qu'il rencontre, les humbles comme les grands et spécialement la jeunesse, par la joie continuelle qui se lit sur son visage, expression de sa Paix intérieur. 
Son apostolat s'accompagne de miracles. Il meurt le 11 Mai 1781.
SOURCE : http://nouvl.evangelisation.free.fr/ignace_de_laconi.htm

Saint’ Ignace (Ignazio) de Laconi

Religieux o.f.m. cap.

Vincenzo Peis, né en 1701 à Laconi (Sardaigne), était un modeste paysan à la santé fragile.
Il fut admis comme frère laïc chez les Capucins de Cagliari en 1721 sous le nom d'Ignace et résida dans les divers couvents de sa Province, exerçant surtout la tâche de frère quêteur.

Il devint très populaire grâce à sa piété, à sa simplicité et à sa charité, surtout envers les pauvres et les malades ; toutes les classes de la société l'avaient en vénération.
Il mourut octogénaire le 11 mai 1781.

Ignazio de Laconi a été canonisé le 21 octobre 1951 par le Vénérable Pie XII (Eugenio Pacelli, 1939-1958).

Source principale : capucinsorient.org (« Rév. x gpm »).  

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Ignatius of Laconi (AC)

Born in Laconi, Sardinia, in 1701; died at Cagliari, Italy, in 1781; canonized in 1951; feast day formerly May 12. I would like to be more like this Saint Ignatius because I think he is a wonderful role model. Vincent Peis' parents were of modest means, but his was not a modest devotion to God. In fact, his childlike devotion was so remarkable that he would be found daily at the church doors before dawn, waiting in prayer, for them to be opened.


With some difficulty he was received into the Capuchin branch of the Franciscan Order at Buoncammino (near Cagliari) in 1722 as a lay-brother, taking the name Ignatius. He passed his life doing mundane tasks and, at age 40 (1741), was entrusted with the work of questor, that is, begging for his convent at Cagliari. This office, which was his occupation for 40 years, gave him an opportunity to exercise his gentle love of children, the poor, and the sick. He travelled about on foot in all kinds of weather, meeting with refusals and contradictions but he never gave up. An unusual legend tells us that he would never beg alms from an unscrupulous moneylender, who complained of this neglect. The local guardian ordered Ignatius to call upon him. The saint returned with a sack of food, but when it was opened, it dripped with blood. More reliable accounts tell of his levitation in prayer and miracles of healing wrought through his intercession.

Though he was illiterate, he loved to listen to the Gospels, especially the Passion accounts, and was favored with the gifts of prophecy and miracles. He would pass whole hours in prayer before the tabernacle. The particulars about his Christ-centered life that have survived show a determined, gentle character like those in the Little Flowers of Saint Francis. A contemporary portrait of the saint at Cagliari confirms a written description of him as medium height with slight features, a white beard and hair, upright in gait, and easy in manner (Attwater, Benedictines, Farmer).

SOURCE : http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0511.shtml

St. Ignatius of Laconi was a Capuchin Friar. He was born in 1701 and died in 1781. He was canonized 1951 by Pius XII.
Born the second of seven children in a poor farming family, Francis Ignatius Vincent Peis was so named because his safe delivery through a difficult pregnancy was achieved through the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi.  His mother promised the saint that she would name her unborn baby Francis and that he would join the Capuchins as an adult.
Since his early childhood, Francis demonstrated a capacity for hard work in the fields and a strong piety.  He would often be seen in prayer and was known to wait at the church doors every morning in prayer until they were opened.
He wanted to join the Capuchins as a teenager, but his father would not allow him to because the family depended on his labour to survive. However, on surviving a riding accident through God’s intervention at the age of 20, he decided to enter the Capuchin monastery at once, and took his vows a year later, taking his second name, Ignatius, as his religious name.
Ignatius spent his first 15 years as a Capuchin doing various menial jobs around the monastery and for the last 40 years of his life he was appointed questor, or offical beggar, for the monastery.  He would travel around the town collecting food and donations for the friars.
He was particularly well loved by the poor and by children, and was often given alms by those who barely had anything to give.  He refused them from the very poor, saying that it was better for them to keep it for themselves.  He tended to the sick and to street children everyday on his rounds through town, and many miracles of healing were said to have occurred through his intercession.


Saint Ignatius of Laconi

(St Ignace de Laconi)


Feast Day – May 12

Saint Ignatius of Laconi, the son of pious peasants at Laconi, Sicily, was born in 1701. As a young man he vowed, during a serious illness, that if he recovered his health, he would consecrate his life to God in the Capuchin Order. He regained his health, but kept putting off the fulfillment of his vow from day to day.

Then, as if to warn him, his life was gain threatened when a horse he was riding became shy. Ignatius called upon St Francis renewing the vow he had previously made, and again received help. This time even his parents raised no objections.

Saint Ignatius of Laconi asked for admission at the convent at Cagliari, but the superiors hesitated at first because of his delicate health. Then Ignatius looked up an influential friend who interceded for him, and he was received. The ardor of his soul made him so strong that he could attend all the exercises of the community and even excel his brethren in perfect observance of the rule.

After being employed in the community for several years at various occupations, he was appointed quester of alms because of his edifying conduct. The citizens of Cagliari soon realized that Brother Ignatius really gave them more than he took away with him. His modest demeanor was a quiet sermon for all who saw him going about. He seldom spoke; but when charity and the salvation of souls required it, he spoke with exceptional kindness. He would also instruct the children and the uneducated, comfort the sick, and urge sinners to be converted and to do penance. Mockery and contempt he accepted calmly, replying only with kind words.

St Ignatius punctually obeyed his superiors, even when it required the denial of his own will. As an example, the good brother was accustomed to pass by the house of a usurer, because he feared that in accepting any alms from him he would share the guilt of this man's injustices. When the man complained and the superior commanded the brother to accept alms from him, Ignatius always called on the usurer for his donation. Perhaps this is what caused the man's conversion.

The sister of the servant of God had often written to him asking him to pay her a visit, so she could get his advice in certain important matters. Ignatius had no mind to heed her request, but when his superior ordered him to do so, he at once undertook the journey. But he left again as soon as he had given the required advice.

When his brother was sent to prison, it was hoped that, in view of the reputation of Brother Ignatius, the latter could obtain his brother's release. His superior sent him to speak to the governor, but he asked merely that his brother be dealt with according to justice. Not for anything in the world would Brother Ignatius have kept anyone from doing his duty.

Despite his infirmity, Ignatius persevered in his arduous work until he was 80 years old. Even after he became blind, he continued to make his daily rounds for two years. The veneration of the people increased, and many sick persons were miraculously aided by him.

St Ignatius died on May 11, 1781, and many miracles occurred at his grave. Brother Ignatius was beatified in 1940, and canonized in 1951.

*from: The Franciscan Book of Saints, ed. by Marion Habig, ofm.

Saint Ignatius of Laconi

Religious

Ignatius Peis-Sanna (baptized Vincent) was born December 18, 1701 in Laconi, Sardinia. His large family lived on a small farm and every child was needed to work but Vincent seemed more interested in praying than farming.  He joined the Capuchins in 1721. For almost forty years he served as quaestor begging alms in Cagliari, highly esteemed for his humility and charity, and adorned with many gifts from God. To those who came to him for comfort, he would advise, "Trust God."  In numerous instances, God's healing power was channeled through this "apostle of the streets."  Although blind for the last two years of his life, Ignatius was still actively engaged in ministry until just a few months before his death in 1781.

Pope Pius XII beatified him on June 16, 1940 and canonized him on October 21, 1951.


PRAYER

Lord God, you led Saint Ignatius along the way of humility, innocence, and fraternal charity to the heights of sanctity. Help us to imitate his virtues and to practice charity on earth with word and deed. 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.

Also known as

§  Vincenzo Peis


§  11 May

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Son of a poor farmer with seven children, Ignatius grew up in hard rural poverty, working the fields. At age 17, he became very ill, and promised to become a Franciscan if he was spared. When he was cured, his father convinced him to wait. At age 20 Ignatius was almost killed when he lost control of his horse; suddenly the horse stopped, and trotted on quietly. Ignatius was convinced God had saved his life again, and he decided to follow his religious vocation at once. He joined the Capuchin monastery of Saint Benedict at Buoncammino, Italy as a lay brother, taking his vows in 1722.

Worked fifteen years in his house’s weaving shed, then spent forty years as part of a team who went house to house asking food and donations for the friars. People soon realized they received a gift in return from Brother Ignatius as he consoled the sick and the lonely, and cheered children of the street. He made peace between enemies, converted sinners, advised people in trouble.

People noticed Igantius would skip the house of a rich money-lender, a man who never forgave a debt, and who felt slighted because Ignatius passed his house. He complained to Brother Ignatius’ superior, who knew nothing about the money-lender, and so sent Ignatius to the house. The saint returned with a large sack of food, but when the sack was emptied, blood dripped out. “This is the blood of the poor,” Ignatius softly explained. “That is why I never ask for anything at that house.”

Born

§  17 December 1701 at Laconi, Nuoro, Italy as Vincenzo Peis


§  11 May 1781 in Cagliari, Italy of natural causes


§  26 May 1869 by Pope Pius IX (decree of heroic virtues)







May 11: St. Ignatius of Laconi

A Summary of His Life

“Saint Ignatius was born in 1701, the son of peasants at Laconi, Sardinia. As a young man he vowed, during a serious illness, that if he recovered his health, he would consecrate his life to God in the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. He regained his health, but kept putting off the fulfillment of his vow from day to day. There is some indication that his parents raised objections to his entering the Franciscans. Some time later his life was again threatened when a horse he was riding shied. Ignatius called upon the assistance of Saint Francis of Assisi and renewed the vow he had previously made. This time his parents did not raise objections to his becoming a Franciscan.

“He asked for admission at the Capuchin convent at Cagliari, but the superiors hesitated at first because of his delicate health. Ignatius then looked up an influential friend who interceded for him, and he was received into the novitiate. Despite his physical infirmities, his ardor allowed him to attend the spiritual exercises of the community and excel in perfection of his observance of the Rule of Life of Saint Francis.

“After being employed in the community for several years at various occupations, he was appointed quester of alms because of his edifying conduct. He had good relations with the citizens of Cagliari, who realized that although Brother Ignatius was begging alms, he was also giving back to them in a spiritual manner. His modest demeanor was seen as a quiet sermon for all who saw him going about. He seldom spoke; but when charity required it, he spoke with exceptional kindness. He would also instruct the children and the uneducated, comfort the sick, and urge sinners to be converted and to do penance.

“Ignatius was known for punctually obeying his superiors, even when it required the denial of his own will. He was accustomed to pass by the house of an usurer, because he feared that in accepting an alms from him he would share the guilt of this man’s injustices. But when the man complained and the superior commanded, Ignatius accepted alms from the man. On returning to the friary, St. Ignatius opened the sack offered by the usurer and blood flowed out. To those around him the saint said, “This is the blood of the poor squeezed from them by usury.”

Ignatius’ sister had often written to him asking him to pay her a visit, so she could get his advice in certain matters. Ignatius had no mind to heed her request, but when his superior ordered him to do so, he at once undertook the journey. But he left again as soon as he had given the required advice.
“When his brother was sent to prison, it was hoped that, in view of the reputation of Brother Ignatius, the latter could obtain his brother’s release. His superior sent him to speak to the governor, but he asked merely that his brother be dealt with according to justice. Not for anything in the world would Brother Ignatius have kept anyone from doing his duty.

“Despite his infirmity, Ignatius persevered in his work until he was 80 years old. Even after he became blind, he continued to make his daily rounds for two years. The veneration of the people increased, and many sick persons accounted miraculously healings that were aided by him.

He died on May 11, 1781, and many miracles were said to have occurred at his grave. Brother Ignatius was beatified in 1940, and canonized in 1951.”

 Additional Information

The official summarium of the Positio super virtubtibus (1868) lists 121 pages of miracles performed during the lifetime of St. Ignatius and 86 attributed to him after his death.

As a boy, Ignatius called the church “my home.” He went there early in the morning before the doors opened and knelt down at the entrance. The people of Laconi called him “the little saint.”

Initially, Ignatius was denied admission to the Capuchins because the provincial felt that the young man’s frail constitution made him unfit to endure the austere life and hard labors of a Capuchin brother.

Br. Damian of Neonelli said of Ignatius time in the novitiate that he, “…lived it with intense fervor and devotion. He observed with the greatest care even the most minute prescriptions of the Rule, whether they were obligatory or only counsels. He surpassed all the other novices in recollection, silence, obedience, reception of the sacraments, and the spirit of devotion. Everyone looked upon him as a saint, the more so when they found him at night, after midnight office, kneeling before the image of the Madonna and talking to her in soft and tender tones.”
A witness to his cause testified: “I saw with my own eyes how the servant of God went about with downcast eyes. He always held his rosary in his hand. The children ran to him, and he gave them pieces of bread. When the people saw him passing by, they showed him the greatest respect. If some of them were quarreling, they kept silence at his approach.”

Ignatius often talked about the great love we should have for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. He took as his model Lawrence of Brindisi who was a veritable furnace of divine love, “not cold, like himself.”

In the official process it states of Ignatius: “He taught little children the catechism and asked them to pray for the exaltation of the Church and the spread of the Christian faith. Whenever he stayed at homes in the course of his questing, he spoke of the mysteries of the faith, the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Incarnation. He frequently expressed an intense desire to see the whole world become Catholic.”

When he was insulted, he was glad that at least somebody knew him for what he was. “At long last,” he would say, “one person in Cagliari knows me and calls me what I really am.” When others applauded his miracles, he said, “Be quiet, this is the Lord’s work.”

Regarding his humble austerity, his cell had a “poor little cot of bare boards with a rock for a pillow,” and his worn and threadbare habit was, “of coarse Sardinian wool which, with the permission of his superior, he wished to wear until death, even though the province had introduced a habit of finer material.”

In a circular letter, Ignatius’ Capuchin superior painted an accurate picture of the humble lay brother only seventeen days following his death: “This most exemplary religious wore our holy habit from the twentieth year of his life; he always led a life of ceaseless mortification and won the esteem of all who had the good fortune to meet him and speak with him… I feel it hardly necessary to call attention to his scrupulous religious observance. He was always the first in choir, not only in his younger days but even as an octogenarian. He did not allow his advanced age to excuse him from standing, as was his custom, several hours of the night in church in continuous contemplation. His was a prompt and unquestioning obedience. It was enough for him to know the mind of his superiors for him to carry out their will, whatever it might be. Everyone loved him… He always kept his gaze fixed on eternity, the strict account he would have to render at the moment of his death, and the vanity of this passing world. He knew how to combine incredible fasting, privation of sleep, and continual mortification with common observance.”

Pope Pius XII canonized St. Ignatius of Laconi on October 21, 1945 and called him: “A hero of sanctity, of humble birth, who lived his life in lowly conditions… Long and difficult tasks seemed easy to him; easy, too, was the obedience he gave to his superiors. For him even the most painful corporal sufferings were light and sweet, all because he accepted whatever happened to him, whether agreeable or disagreeable, with complete resignation. He relied entirely on the will of God. That was the source of his strength.”

– Source: Mariano D’Altari, O.F.M.Cap., ed., The Capuchin Way: Lives of Capuchins (Victoria: North American Capuchin Conference, 1993), 117-133.