Saint Leopold Mandić returns to Croatia

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by karnala, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    Two great confessors: the two patron saints for the Year of Divine Mercy are Padre Pio and Leopold Mandić.

    On April 13, a great blessing came upon Zagreb, Croatia. The Italians allowed the body of St. Leopold (known to some as "the Croatian Priest of Ars" like St. Jean Vianney) to travel from Padua to Croatia. He was solemnly revered in the Cathedral of Zagreb in front of a captivated crowd, alongside Blessed Cardinal Stepinac. Many confessions lasted until midnight and started again early the next morning. Interestingly: in the place where Leopold was born, Boka Kotorska, families had many children and often the 1st son became a priest. Leopold was an exception, because he was the 12th child. He worked to unite the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church of the East.

    In Medjugorje, his statue stands right next to the confessionals, and that is not a coincidence: he is watching over the pilgrims so that they may make a good confession!

    When Father Leopold Mandic's superiors told him that he was too lenient with those who came to confess to him, he answered: "If the Lord wants to accuse me of showing too much leniency towards sinners, I will tell Him that it was He who set the example! And I didn't even die for the salvation of souls as He did." Father Mandić often said to his penitents: "Be at peace, put everything on my shoulders, I'll take care of it.'' This is what he explained: "I give my penitents only small penances because I do the rest myself." And indeed, at night, he would spend hours in prayer, doing penance for his penitents.

    During the bombings in World War 2, in Padua, the entire Church burned down except for his wooden confessional and his cell, as he had prophesied. "God has shown so much mercy here for his children that this must remain a monument to his goodness.''

    Another news report at this link: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/...holic-saint-leopold-mandic-returns-to-croatia

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  2. Radhe

    Radhe Well-Known Member

    Thanks for reminding us about him karnala

    In Medjugorje, his statue stands right next to the confessionals, and that is not a coincidence: he is watching over the pilgrims so that they may make a good confession!

    What a great saint. I saw his statue at Medjugorje and was delighted, I knew him only through a worn out old prayer leaflet.

    "He worked to unite the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church of the East."

    A possible Patron Saint of TLIG?

    Confession is liberating Padre Pio recommended once a week!
    If more people went .....sin in the world would decrease!

    Padre Pio would often recommend certain saints to people for different objectives. To a Mother who expressed concerns one day. He simply said "to St Anne to St Anne"
    To someone complaining about an angry spouse he once said "...to St Michael .." i.e The St Michael prayer.

    Good idea I think to get all the help we can from heavenly friends....!
     

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