|Cause for the Canonization of Venerable Baltasar Pardal Vidal||
Proponent of the cause of beatification and canonization of the Servant of God BALTASAR PARDAL
The current Postulator of the Cause of the Founder of "La Grande Obra de Atocha" and the Secular Institute "Daughters of the Nativity of Mary", is the Galician Priest, Msgr. Francisco Javier Froján Madero.
Natural of Caldas de Reyes, where he was born in 1953. Biologist and Doctor of theology. Became a priest in the Diocese of Santiago de Compostela. He was delegate Diocesan Youth Ministry and Professor of the minor seminary of the assumption of Santiago.
Since 1999, he works in the Vatican secretariat of State, responsible for relations with the States. Serve this very brief introduction of the Postulator to publicize, then the homily given by Mgr. Froján, August 30, 2011, anniversary of the inauguration of La Grande Obra de Atocha in the neighborhood that bears his name (Atocha district), in the year 1923, day "reality" was made the "dream of Don Baltasar", which both fought and which gave all his life.
On this day, the daughters of the Nativity of Mary, often make their votes of consecration to God at the Institute. This year, celebrated the 25 years of their perpetual consecration, the Director of the College of La Coruña: Maria Celsa gap sources. At Venezuela, also made their first vows young Gilda Jaramillo and they renewed them: Jake Farfan and Nahyrbell Osorio. Other two young women: Janela and Dayana gave start to the training period.
All this took place within the year of the centenary of priestly ordination of our founder, the Servant of God Baltasar Pardal Vidal.
We thank God for the gift of life, work and example of your servant Baltasar and also thank to Bishop Froján for all his work at the head of this cause and for its presence in this solemnity of the great work of Atocha.
We are about to complete this centenary, and we are going to celebrate it with all the solemnity possible. But we will continue with the celebration of the 125th anniversary of his birth.
We call upon all, pray to the Lord that you grant us the miracle that is missing so his beatification will be soon a reality
HOMILY MONS. FRANCISCO J. MADERO Froján 30TH AUGUST 2011
Dear Daughters of the Nativity, Priests, Members of different religious communities,
Friends from Le Grande Obra de Atocha:
I warmly thank the invitation that Sr. Mary Pulleiro, Director General of the Secular Institute of the Daughters of the Nativity of Mary has taken me, on behalf of all her sisters, to preside over the celebration of the
Inauguration Anniversary of Le Grande Obra de Atocha, which occurred in the year 1923. While it has been made by my status as postulator of the cause of beatification and canonization of its founder, Don Baltasar Pardal Vidal, I am here, in addition, other two fundamental reasons: first to express my spiritual closeness and my affection, always alive since when, on my way through the seminar, I have met them. Example, quiet and humble, so many daughters of the Nativity, - some are with us already from the sky-, it has been of grace in my life. In the second place by my admiration to the priest Don Baltasar.
We celebrate this day, the most important of the Institute, in which many of you remember also their profession and vows, the best way to do: with the celebration of the Eucharist.
The Eucharist was one of the nerve centers of the life of Don Baltasar. Their spiritual talks, deep, emotional and fertile, allowed a personal encounter with Jesus Christ and intimate, which derived all its desires and thoughts.
This Eucharistic love that, together with the devotion to Mary, has permeated all his pastoral duties, led him to work tirelessly to bring souls to the very wellspring of grace, especially that group of young emerging which would base and would continue to his work. And the children of Atocha, then a slum in the city of La Coruña, so discovering Christ in the Eucharist, talking to Him and listening, then you multiply acts of fraternal charity.
His love for children, the poor, and concern for women regenerate and promote socially, led him to exercise charity heroic degree, trying to satisfy their essential material needs, develop their intellect and thereby lead them to God. This is stated in the minutes of the Relatio et Rate Congressus peculiaris super virtutibus of November 6, 2006.
Of all his many virtues, sometimes not welcomed or appreciated by their contemporaries, I want to stress that I consider essential and Total today: its huge catechetical activity. In its educational, Christology and anthropology were the benchmarks. Don Baltasar, placed in the center of the Eucharistic Christ training plans, to promote, through education, integral human development.
Dear Daughters of the Nativity, the Eucharist and the Virgin Mary, the two great loves of Don Baltasar, must continue to permeate all their lives and their work in this exciting historical moment we are living.
The big questions that arise within the youth of today, for their students, as well as the expectations and challenges ahead in their future, they need appropriate educational response.
We live in times in which education has become a "major emergency". A challenge that must be faced three major issues today scourges: nihilism, relativism, and the absence of God. For many people, transgression, drugs or alcohol are pathways inside a vacuum leak, a nihilism-absence of values and beliefs, which corrodes the human heart silently. In turn, the "dictatorship of relativism" misleads many of our youth, that there certainties unsafe or that something can be clearly considered as good or as bad. Thirdly, weakening confidence in the faith or consider faith as a private matter, without any reference to social life.
Education, not-easy-task today, is not just a mere cultural instruction, academic or professional, or transmission of ideas and information varied, but an integral formation of the person that should enable it to live fully and contribute their contribution in the near future and from their own responsibility, the good of the community.
Exert boldly this form of charity! Live each day with joy and hope, the vocation to which they have been called, giving that task carefully since they can transmit not only academic knowledge, but also to encourage the cultivation of ethical attitudes and spiritual values that are the most noble and profound reality of the human being. And above all, help the young, training them in the school of the Eucharist, to broaden the horizons of his intelligence and open to the mystery of God, which is the meaning of his existence. This was the project of Don Baltasar.
They have in their hands a great responsibility and at the same time, an exciting task.
This charism inherited from Don Baltasar, is a precious treasure. Let us follow his example and we encourage many to follow. We extend their life and work. Let us strive to present the figure of this great servant of God, Galician and priest. Upon Morenita Atocha, particularly commend the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Don Baltasar Pardal Vidal and our lives and your work. For all is a great joy to see you soon on the altars.
Francisco Javier Madero Froján
La Coruna, August 30, 2011
PRAYER TO ASK FAVORS THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF VENERABLE BALTASAR PARDAL VIDAL
Almighty God, You have endowed to your servant Baltasar, Priest, special gifts in teaching the Catechism, the Founder of the Le Grande Obra de Atocha, and Secular Institute Daughters of the Nativity of Mary. Glorify your servant who devoted his life to serving the least, and the education of children and youth. Make us, like him, in witnessing an ardent love for the Eucharist, Mary, the Church, the poor, and dedicate joyful in proclaiming the Gospel. Grant us through his intercession the favor we ask. (Here mention your request) Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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