vendredi 5 juin 2015

Bienheureux JACQUES SALOMONIO (SALOMONE), religieux dominicain

Bienheureux Jacques Salomon

Religieux dominicain

Fête le 31 mai

OP

Venise, Italie, 1231 – † Forli, Italie, 1314

Béatifié en 1526

Autre graphie : Jacopo Salomone

Né à Venise, il devint dominicain au couvent Sainte-Marie-Céleste dans sa ville. Ayant gouverné plusieurs maisons, il mourut d’un cancer à Forli. Son culte fut approuvé en 1526.


SOURCE : http://www.martyretsaint.com/jacques-salomon/

Bienheureux Jacques Salomoni

dominicain ( 1314)

Né à Venise en 1231, orphelin de père, élevé par sa mère qui le confia à sa grand'mère quand elle rejoignit les sœurs cisterciennes. Il devint moine à l'âge de 17 ans puis fut prieur de divers monastères jusqu'à son installation à Forlì où il resta 45 ans pour le reste de sa vie. Il est réputé pour ses dons de guérison, de prophéties et son écoute de confessions et également pour son attention aux pauvres. Ses reliques se trouvent maintenant dans la chapelle qui lui est consacrée dans la basilique Saint Jean et Saint Paul à Venise. 

Illustration: sculpture en bois polychrome, Jacques Salomoni  sa main gauche sur une tête d'enfant malade - Italie , fin XVIIIe (vente Damien Leclere - Marseille)

À Forlì en Émilie, l’an 1314, le bienheureux Jacques Salomoni, prêtre. Adolescent orphelin de père, sa mère étant reçue parmi les moniales cisterciennes, il distribua ses biens aux pauvres et, entrant dans l’Ordre des Prêcheurs, il y brilla durant quarante-cinq ans, doté de charismes étonnants, ami des pauvres et homme pacifique.


Martyrologe romain



Blessed James Salomonio (Salomone), C.O.P. 

Memorial Day: June 5th

Profile

    In a little chapel in Forli, built as a tomb for honored dead, there are three Dominicans laid in close proximity. One side is occupied by Blessed Marcolino of Forli. The center position is held by Carino of Balsamo, the assassin of saint Peter Martyr, whose long penance and popular holiness are now under consideration for his possible beatification; the third place is that of Blessed James of Saomomio, who was the spiritual director of Carino.

    James was born in Venice, in 1231, the only child of noble parents. His father died when he was very small, and his mother became a Cistercian nun, leaving him to the care of his grandmother. She did well by her orphaned grandson, and James became a good and studious boy who responded eagerly to any spiritual suggestions. Under the direction of a Cistercian monk, he learned to meditate, and on the monk's counsel, James  became a Dominican at the convent of Sts. John and Paul, in Venice, as soon as he was old enough. He gave most of his money to the poor, and arrived at the convent with just enough left to buy a few books. Seeing that one of the lay brothers there was in need of clothing, he gave his small sum to the lay brother and entered empty-handed.

    James wore the Dominican habit with dignity and piety, if not with any worldly distinction, for sixty-six years. he was humble and good and obedient, and there was nothing spectacular about his spirituality. He was well-known for his direction of souls, but he fled even from the distinction this work brought him.

    Even his retiring habits did not protect him, for the people of Venice beat a path to his door. In self -defense, he transferred to another house, that of Forli. This was a house of strict observance and very poor. Nothing could suit him better. For the remainder of his life he worked and prayed in Forli, going out to visit the sick in the hospitals and spending long hours in the confessional. His charity to the poor and the sick gave him the name " Father of the Poor." He is represented in art surrounded by a horde of petitioners of this sort..

Born: 1231 at Venice, Italy

Died: March 31,1314 of cancer at Forli, Italy; buried in the chapel at Forli

Beatified: He was beatified in 1526 by Clement VII

Patronage: invoked against cancer

Representation: Dominican surrounded by a horde of petitioners; Dominican with a staff and book and the Christ-child over his heart; Dominican holding a heart with the letters "IHS" on it


Prayers/Commemorations

First Vespers:

Ant. Strengthen by holy intercession, O James, Confessor of the Lord, those here present, that 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 James.

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 James.

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

Prayer:

Let us Pray: O God, who dost rejoice us on the annual festival of Blessed James, Thy Confessor, mercifully grant that we may imitate the deeds of him whose feast we celebrate. through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Pascal Time

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 James with thy companions, 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 James with thy companions, alleluia

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

Prayer:

Let us Pray: O God, who dost rejoice us on the annual festival of Blessed James, Thy Confessor, mercifully grant that we may imitate the deeds of him whose feast we celebrate. through Christ our Lord. Amen.

SOURCE : http://www.willingshepherds.org/Dominican%20Saints%20May.html#James Salomonio