BLESSED GIROLAMO DE ANGELIS, A GREAT SICILIAN

An interesting thing to see in Enna (Sicily) is the skull of Blessed Girolamo de Angelis. The relic is kept in the Church of Saint Marc, in the center of the city.

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, this Jesuit son of Enna  landed in  Japan to preach the Gospel. Listening to his sermons, some Japanese converted to Catholicism. However, he ran into persecution against Christians and was burned at the stake. His body was reduced to ashes except his skull which miraculously remained intact. One of his Japanese disciples collected the skull which eventually reached Enna, the birthplace of the Jesuit martyr.

Meditating for a few minutes in front of the relic of Blessed Girolamo De Angelis gives strength and the courage to make love prevail over any other feeling.

Ettore Grillo author of these books:

– November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily

– A Hidden Sicilian History

– The Vibrations of Words

– Travels of the Mind

http://www.amazon.com/author/ettoregrillo

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