mercredi 16 décembre 2015

Bienheureux SÉBASTIEN MAGGI,prêtre dominicain

Bienheureux Sébastien Maggi

Dominicain de Gênes en Italie ( 1494)

Dominicain de Gênes en Italie, dont l'exemple de sa vie toute donnée à Dieu confirmait les prédications.

À Gênes en Ligurie, l’an 1496, le bienheureux Sébastien Maggi, prêtre de l’Ordre des Prêcheurs, qui prêcha l’Évangile au peuple de la région et veilla à la discipline régulière dans plusieurs couvents de son Ordre.


Martyrologe romain



Blessed Sebastian Maggi, OP (AC)

Born in Brescia, Italy, 1414; died in Genoa, 1494; cultus confirmed in 1760.


Sebastian Maggi lived in a colorful and troubled age, the time of Savonarola; he was, in fact, a friend of the friar of Ferrara and always staunchly defended him.

Sebastian entered the Dominican Order as Brescia as soon as he was old enough. His early years were remarkable only for his devotion to the rule, for the purity of his life, and the zeal with which he enforced religious observance. He was superior of several houses of the order, and finally was made vicar of the reformed congregation of Lombardy, which made him the superior of Jerome Savonarola, the dynamic reformer around whom such a tragic storm was brewing.

Perhaps, if Sebastian Maggi had lived, he might have saved Savonarola from the political entanglements that sent him to his death. Sebastian was his confessor for a long time, and always testified in his favor when anyone attacked the reformer's personal life. It is hard to say just where he stood politically in the long and complex series of events concerning the separation of Lombard province from the province of Italy. But all that has been written of him conveys the same impression: he was a kind and just superior, who kept the rule with rigid care, but was prudent in exacting it of others.


Several times Sebastian Maggi was sent on missions of reform, and he died on one of these. On his way to a convent for visitation, he became ill at Genoa and died there in 1496. His body is incorrupt at the present time (1963) (Benedictines, Dorcy). 



Blessed Sebastian Maggi, C.O.P.

Memorial Day: December 16th

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    Sebastian Maggi lived in a colorful and troubled age, the time of Savonarola; he was, in fact, a friend of the friar of Ferrara and always staunchly defended him.

Sebastian entered the Dominican Order as Brescia as soon as he was old enough. His early years were remarkable only for his devotion to the rule, for the purity of his life, and the zeal with which he enforced religious observance. He was superior of several houses of the order, and finally was made vicar of the reformed congregation of Lombardy, which made him the superior of Jerome Savonarola, the dynamic reformer around whom such a tragic storm was brewing.

    Perhaps, if Sebastian Maggi had lived, he might have saved Savonarola from the political entanglements that sent him to his death. Sebastian was his confessor for a long time, and always testified in his favor when anyone attacked the reformer's personal life. It is hard to say just where he stood politically in the long and complex series of events concerning the separation of Lombard province from the province of Italy. But all that has been written of him conveys the same impression: he was a kind and just superior, who kept the rule with rigid care, but was prudent in exacting it of others.

    Several times Sebastian Maggi was sent on missions of reform, and he died on one of these. On his way to a convent for visitation, he became ill at Genoa and died there in 1496. His body is incorrupt at the present time (1963) (Benedictines, Dorcy).

Born: 1414 at Brescia, Italy

Died: 1496 at Genoa, Italy of natural causes; body was still incorrupt in 1963

Beatified: April 15,1760 by Pope Clement XIII (cultus confirmed)

 
Prayers/Commemorations

First Vespers:

Ant. Strengthened by holy intercession, O Sebastian , Confessor of the Lord, those here present , that we who are burdened the weight of our offenses. Maybe relieved by the glory of thy blessedness, and may thy guidance attain eternal rewards.

V. Pray for us, Blessed Sebastian .

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, saith the Lord.

V. The just man shall blossom like the lily.

R. And shall flourish forever 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 Sebastian

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

Prayer

Let us Pray: O God, who didst make Blessed Sebastian Thy Confessor, wonderful for his singular zeal in the practice of regular discipline and evangelical perfection, mercifully grant that, mortified in body in imitation of him, and quickened in spirit, we may attain eternal rewards. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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