Saturday, January 21, 2012

Blessed Imelda and the Glory of God

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

In 1333 an event occured, that if it happened today,
would garner worldwide attention.

Or would it?

(What follows is a hypothetical news release)


AP (Bologna)- Imelda Lambertini died yesterday. Her supple fragrant body was sent to the crypt morgue as local police began seeking clues for the cause of her sudden demise at 7:33 am Sunday. Unofficial reports are coming in from all quarters, some with quite outlandish claims of supernatural phenomena.  The Catholic priest's name is being withheld pending further investigation/charges. 

What we do know for certain is that Imelda was 11 years old and apparently in excellent health. From all accounts she was a "special" child. She was drawn to seek goodness (holiness is the word most often cited) from a very early age and she worked hard to please all who met her. Eventually it was decided that she be a sent to a Dominican convent to fulfill her life as a religious nun. She apparently spend many hours in chapel on her knees praying. She spoke openly about her heart's great desire to those near her. Count Lambertini, her father relayed this request to her priest. The expressed wish of this young girl was to receive Jesus in what Catholics call First Holy Communion.* The local pastor issued a denial for what seems to be three years. The reason cited was Imelda's immaturityshe had to wait until her 14th birthday for this longed for event to occur.

On Sunday morning at first light, all this changed.

Imelda knelt "frozen" in place after early morning Mass. She was surrounded by "an aura" as she gazed at the tabernacle. Other nuns described it as "a spotlight." Still others called it a "little sun." All agreed that they have never seen anything like it. Twenty minutes passed. A postulant was dispatched to go get Father ___ who was in the rectory. When Father ___ returned and witnessed the light and the motionless child and when he beheld the expression on Imelda's face he immediately took action.  He knelt, blessed himself and recovered what appeared to be a small, round, white piece of flat bread (a host) that was suspended in mid-air above the young girl. He then placed this glowing host on Imelda's tongue which willingly accepted it. She said the word "Amen" (which means "so be it") closed her eyes, collapsed and died.

Unsubstantiated rumors are circulating on the internet and especially the social media outlets. This is causing problems with the two investigations that now ongoing. The Catholic Church and the Bologna Department of Police are each attempting to put this event into proper perspective.

Four unsubstantiated reports follow:

 Blessed Imelda
Pray for us!

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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