Death of Father Laurentin

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by andree, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. andree

    andree Well-Known Member

    Father Laurentin passed away on September 10th, just a few weeks before his 100th birthday. He would have been 100 on October 19th.

    If anyone wants the details about the funeral, I can post or send it privately when I know more.

    I am so sad at his passing, it seems like we've lost a long-time friend and most holy & wise supporter of TLIG and other apparitions. But we now have another intercessor who can pray for us.

    O God, Thou didst raise Thy servant, Father René Laurentin, to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ, according to the Order of Melchisedech, giving him the sublime power to offer the Eternal Sacrifice, to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar, and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own Holy Name. We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness and to forget his faults, admitting him speedily into Thy Holy Presence, there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labors. This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord.

  2. David

    David Well-Known Member

    I cannot get out of my mind that the passing of Fr Laurentin coming on the last day of the TLIG pilgrimage is somehow significant. He defended Vassula from the beginning and he always attended the pilgrimages but was too ill to attend this latest one in Russia. It seems like the ending of a phase of the TLIG mission.

    I will post here a video of Fr Laurentin answering an important question that Vassula had put to many of the clergy during the 2009 pilgrimage - "what constitutes full communion with the Catholic church?" It is easy to see in the video Vassula's concern with accuracy in his translated reply!

  3. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear about the death of Fr. René Laurentin - he was also a supporter of Medjugorje. It is timely that he was called Home on the very day the Russian pilgrimage was finishing.
    I enjoyed listening to his video about "the soul of the church" .... and pagans who are in communion with the church, but don't know about it, etc.....

  4. andree

    andree Well-Known Member

    I agree with you David & Karmala about the significance of the timing of Fr Laurentin's death. It's like he accompanied the pilgrimage spiritually til the end.

    Details about his funeral are posted on the Lourdes Sanctuary site here:

    Thank you for posting that video of Fr Laurentin speaking about full communion. I was re-reading the Poem of the Man God this summer and I see a concordance between the words of Jesus and what fr Laurentin says about communion but also about His sheep (pagans who are good and are sincerely seeking God vs those in His Church but who harbour malice in their intentions).

    Here is part two of Fr Laurentin answering the questions by Vassula. At the 4'23 mark, there are three beams of light that shine down on him as he begins to speak about a gesture of charity and humbleness of Pope Paul VI. In watching this again, I noticed that there is so much light on fr Laurentin's head. I know it's the result of lighting, but still, it seems like his head is lit up when speaking!

  5. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    Those three beams of light are unusual, because they don't appear again even though he's standing in the same spot .... when I read The Daily Gospel commentary I subscribe to, it was from Blessed Paul VI, Pope from 1963-1978:

    Commentary of the day :

    Blessed Paul VI, Pope from 1963-1978
    Apostolic Exhortation "On Christian Joy" - May 9, 1975 - - Copyright © Libreria Editrice Vaticana

    "And raising his eyes toward his disciples he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours."

    But it is necessary here below to understand properly the secret of the unfathomable joy which dwells in Jesus and which is special to Him... If Jesus radiates such peace, such assurance, such happiness, such availability, it is by reason of the inexpressible love by which He knows that He is loved by His Father. When He is baptized on the banks of the Jordan, this love, which is present from the first moment of His Incarnation, is manifested: "You are my Son, the Beloved; my favor rests on you."(Lk 3:22) This certitude is inseparable from the consciousness of Jesus. It is a presence which never leaves Him all alone.(Jn 16:32) It is an intimate knowledge which fills Him: "...the Father knows me and I know the Father."(Jn 10:15) It is an unceasing and total exchange: "All I have is yours and all you have is mine."(Jn 17:10) "...You loved me before the foundation of the world."(Jn 17:24) Here there is an uncommunicable relationship of love which is identified with His existence as the Son and which is the secret of the life of the Trinity: the Father is seen here as the one, who gives Himself to the Son, without reserve and without ceasing, in a burst of joyful generosity, and the Son is seen as He who gives Himself in the same way to the Father, in a burst of joyful gratitude, in the Holy Spirit.

    And the disciples and all those who believe in Christ are called to share this joy. Jesus wishes them to have in themselves His joy in its fullness.(Jn 17:13) "I have made your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and so that I may be in them."(Jn 17:26)

    This joy of living in God's love begins here below. It is the joy of the kingdom of God. But it is granted on a steep road which requires a total confidence in the Father and in the Son, and a preference given to the kingdom. The message of Jesus promises above all joy—this demanding joy; and does it not begin with the beatitudes? "How happy are you who are poor: yours is the kingdom of God. Happy you who are hungry now: you shall be satisfied. Happy you who weep now: you shall laugh."

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