Da questo momento difficile, in cui tutto è stato messo in discussione, è scaturito infatti un serio ripensamento riguardo le modalità di attuazione del discernimento prossimo e remoto, la formazione iniziale e permanente. On 12 October 1622, Gregory XV granted the same privilege to all the churches of the Capuchins. But the masterpiece is the six-part fresco in the apse of this little church, painted by the priest Ilario da Viterbo (1393): The pavement on the floor is now restored to its original appearance by the restorations following the earthquake of 1997. This tiny church is exquisitely decorated by artists from different periods. The Archdiocese of San Francisco built a 78% scale copy of the original chapel in a former gymnasium adjoining the Church of the National Shrine of St Francis of Assisi in The City's North Beach District. On Palm Sunday 1211 St Francis received in this church Clare of Assisi and founded the Second Order of the Poor Ladies Poor Clares. It was known as Our Lady of the Valley of Josaphat or of the Angels – the latter title referring, according to some, to the assumption of Mary accompanied by angels; a better-founded opinion attributes the name to a legend attesting to the singing of angels which had been frequently heard there.[1]. After a final interview in the presence of the bishop, Francis renounced his father and his patrimony, laying aside even the garments he had received from him. On 4 July 1622, Gregory XV extended the privilege to all the faithful, who, after confession and the reception of Holy Communion, visited such churches on the appointed day. While papal declarations made the Porziuncola Indulgence indisputable from the juridico-canonistic standpoint, its historical authenticity (i.e. In una parola ogni stadio della vita consacrata è stata oggetto di revisione approfondita. Nei secoli, la Porziuncola e la Cappella del[...] CONTINUA A LEGGERE I laici infatti, alla luce del Concilio Vaticano II hanno una funzione importante: possono mettere i loro carismi a disposizione della Madre Chiesa per contribuire a costruirla, come suggerisce anche la figura del nostro pontefice Papa Francesco che ha scelto il suo nome anche con questa intenzione di ri-costruzione. Later testimonies include those of Jacob Cappoli concerning Brother Leo, of Oddo of Acquasparta, Peter Zalfani, Peter John Olivi (who wrote a scholastic tract defending this indulgence about 1279), John of Laverna, Ubertino da Casale, and Francis of Fabriano (whose testimony goes back to the year 1268). On his death-bed St Francis recommended the chapel to the faithful protection and care of his brethren. Under the bay of the choir, resting against the columns of the cupola, is still preserved the cell in which St Francis died, while, a little behind the sacristy, is the spot where the saint, during a temptation, is said to have rolled in a briar-bush, which was then changed into thornless roses. It is the place from where the Franciscan movement started. [2] It was in bad condition, lying abandoned in a wood of oak trees. Secolarizzazione, individualismo, imborghesimento, sono tre tentazioni cruciali per ogni persona che vive questo tempo ‘liquido’, ed in particolare per i consacrati. Later popes extended the privilege to all churches pertaining in any way to the Franciscan Order, even to churches in which the Third Order held its meetings (even parish churches, etc. The General Chapters, the annual meetings of the friars, were held in this church usually during Pentecost (months of May – June). Non a caso abbiamo ritenuti di darci come nome Centro di Studi e Servizi psicologici per la Vita Consacrata ‘La Porziuncola’: questa sottolineatura del nostro essere piccoli non vuole suonare falsa umiltà, ma riteniamo di conservarla come essenziale, privilegiata consapevolezza. Where this entire detachment is wanting, the indulgence is partial. Desideriamo mettere le nostre professionalità a servizio di una Chiesa che riconosciamo come Madre fondamentalmente per gratitudine, perché è proprio dalla Chiesa che siamo stati ‘gestati alla fede’; è proprio grazie all’abnegazione e carità di tanti suoi ministri che oggi siamo quello che siamo. It was badly damaged during the construction of the basilica. At the back, above the entrance, is the fresco Crucifixion by Perugino, painted around 1485. However this may be, here or in this neighbourhood was the cradle of the Franciscan Order. The outside wall to the right of the entrance shows fragments of two frescoes by unknown Umbrian artists. Here he founded the Franciscans. Franciscans continue to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Porzioncula on August 2,[4] which marks the dedication of the church.[5]. According to a legend, whose existence can be traced back with certainty only to 1645, the little chapel of Porziuncola was erected under Pope Liberius (352-366) by hermits from the Valley of Josaphat, who had brought relics from the grave of the Blessed Virgin. The oldest document mentioning the Indulgence is a notary's deed of 31 October 1277, in which Blessed Benedict of Arezzo (whom St Francis himself received into the order) testifies that he had been informed by Brother Masseo (a companion of St Francis) that Pope Honorius III granted the indulgence at Perugia. [2], In San Francisco, California, there is a replica of the Porziuncola Chapel. The high altar was therefore immediately rebuilt at the expense of the Franciscan province of the Holy Cross (also known as the Saxon province), and a papal throne added. E’ evidente che il consacrato opera all’interno di una organizzazione, Comunità, Istituto: ciò comporta la necessità di un intervento integrato cui partecipino, ciascuno con il proprio ruolo, tutti gli attori che ruotano intorno alla figura del consacrato: dai laici, ai confratelli/consorelle, alla gerarchia. Adjoining this humble sanctuary, already dear to Francis, the first Franciscan convent was formed by the erection of a few small huts or cells of wattle, straw, and mud, and enclosed by a hedge.[3]. In San Francisco, California, there is a replica of the Porziuncola Chapel. The interior is austere and simple. [6] On 5 August 1480 (or 1481), Pope Sixtus IV extended it to all churches of the first and second orders of St Francis for Franciscans. Chi è in sintonia con la ‘passione’ di Papa Francesco probabilmente non può ignorare che superata la fase più drammatica (e ‘mediatica’), in cui è venuto alla luce ciò che è rimasto nascosto per molti anni, c’è ancora molto da fare per la vita consacrata a livello di approfondimento dei criteri che regolano il discernimento, a livello di formazione iniziale e permanente e poi a livello di ministero, anche nelle relazioni alla base della vita comunitaria (un solo esempio paradigmatico: le difficoltà che si creano negli istituti religiosi quando ci si trova di fronte a persone di etnia e cultura diversa dalla nostra). Shortly after 1290, the chapel, which measured only about 5.5 by 3.2 m, became entirely inadequate to accommodate the throngs of pilgrims. During this same night the saint received the Porziuncola Indulgence. (St Francis was still alive at the time of his death). Questo permette di effettuare una lettura della sofferenza del religioso e/o sacerdote in una chiave di auto-responsabilizzazione che senza ricreare fusionalità e passività nella persona sofferente, punta al suo coinvolgimento in prima persona, con le sue doti creative intellettivo-affettive nella ricerca di soluzione al problema. Gregory XVI had all restored in 1836-1840, and on 8 September 1840 the basilica was reconsecrated by Cardinal Lambruschini. Elvira Lozupone ha pubblicato un nuovo interessante libro “AL SERVIZIO DELLA CHIESA” dove illustra possibili crisi per... Mancinella A. The Indulgence applies to the cathedral church of the diocese, and to the co-cathedral church (if there is one), even if they are not parochial, and also to quasi-parochial churches. In the 19th century a door was opened in the same wall, to control the flow of pilgrims. Some of the rough, squared stones, taken from Mount Subasio, were put in place by the saint himself while repairing this little church. [3], Francis built himself a small hut near the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels and was soon joined by others. Francis took this literally to mean the ruined church in which he was presently praying, and so sold his horse and some cloth from his father's store, to assist the priest there for this purpose. It is decorated in a simple Gothic style with frescoes from the 14th and the 15th century. The Porziuncola Indulgence could at first be gained only in the Porziuncola chapel between the afternoon of 1 August and sunset on 2 August. The Archdiocese of San Francisco built a 78% scale copy of the original chapel in a former gymnasium adjoining the Church of the National Shrine of St Francis of Assisi in The City's North Beach District. Nell’anno in cui papa Francesco promulga il 2015 come anno dedicato alla vita consacrata, sotto la protezione della Madonna di Schoenstatt, un piccolo gruppo di tre professionisti della relazione di aiuto si unisce dando vita al progetto ‘La Porziuncola – Centro Studi e Servizi psicologici per la vita consacrata’. Ciò che abbiamo ricevuto gratuitamente intendiamo darlo con lo stesso spirito, ben consapevoli che sul territorio nazionale e nella nostra diocesi di Roma non siamo certamente i primi, né forse quelli con la maggiore esperienza; né tantomeno quelli in maggior numero. Dove si instaurano situazioni costanti di “non detto” la capacità di esprimersi, di essere in pienezza, si spegne e si entra in burnout, ci si aliena dalla propria vocazione. By Brief of 11 April 1909, Pope Pius X raised it to a "patriarchal basilica and papal chapel". After the death of Francis, the spiritual value and the charisma of the Porziuncola became even greater. To gain this, as any plenary indulgence, the faithful must be free from any attachment to sin, even venial sin. Concerning the form and plan of the first monastery built near the chapel we have no information, nor is the exact form of the loggia or platforms built round the chapel itself, or of the choir for the brothers built behind it, known. Com’è suggestiva questa immagine della condizione del consacrato in crisi e come ben rispecchia la figura dello ‘straniero’ al di fuori del sistema cultuale, l’unico che viene in aiuto, il nostro operato! Even districts and countries could receive special privileges. In 1415 it first became associated with the Regular Observance, in the care of which it remains to the present day. Il nostro modello di riferimento, che nasce anche dal confronto con realtà internazionali (Brasile, Stati Uniti), ci fa considerare il sintomo come segno di un ‘non detto’, non espresso, non consapevole. He died, in his cell, not fifteen yards from the church, at sunset on Saturday, 3 October 1226. According to the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum, Catholic faithful may gain a plenary indulgence on 2 August (the Portiuncula) or on such other day as designated by the local ordinary for the advantage of the faithful, under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Holy Communion, and prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff), by devoutly visiting the parish church, and there reciting at least the Lord's Prayer and the Creed. It opened in September 2008 and in 2010 was placed under the care of the Capuchin Franciscan friars of the Western American Province.[7]. Per quanto ci sarà consentito vogliamo schierarci con determinazione contro il ‘vero’ nemico della Chiesa, la cui azione è sotto gli occhi di tutti: anche se sappiamo che ha vita breve, la sua azione come è evidente, può produrre tanti danni. Porziuncola, also called Portiuncula (in Latin) or Porzioncula, is a small Catholic church located within the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels in Assisi in the frazione of Santa Maria degli Angeli, situated about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Assisi, Umbria (central Italy). Later, the name of the land passed to the little church itself. Secondo questa visione non ci si meraviglia se questa mancanza di piacere nella vita possa poi sfociare nella ricerca compulsiva di piaceri compensativi effimeri, come dipendenze dal potere, denaro, gioco, alcool e droghe, sessualità. 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The buildings which had been gradually added to the shrine were taken down by order of Pope Pius V (1566–1572), except the cell in which St Francis had died, and were replaced by a large basilica in contemporary style. I laici inoltre, da una parte sono ben consapevoli delle difficoltà e dalle lusinghe che vengono dal mondo perché ad esso partecipano più pienamente; dall’altro possono osservare in modo più distaccato e oggettivo quello che appartiene alla vita consacrata. La sola strada percorribile è quella di annunciare ‘sui tetti’ quello che un tempo è stato sussurrato “in segreto”: l’unico modo di rendere un servizio alla Verità.
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