Sunday, May 12, 2019

Blessed Imelda Lambertini - Her feast day used to be celebrated on May 12

Copied from Patron Saint of First Communicants by Mary Fabyan Windeatt


Blessed Imelda lived from 1322-1333, Pope Leo XII formally approved the veneration of Imelda as a Blessed on December 20, 1826, and granted the Dominican Order and the diocese of Bologna the privilege of a Mass and Office in her honor, Her feasts used to be celebrated on May 12 and September 16, although they are no longer officially observed.

Her relics lie in the little church of St. Sigismund in Bologna, In 1891 the Bishop of Carcassonne established a confraternity in honor of Blessed Imelda, known as “The Confraternity or Sodality of a Good First Communion and of Perseverance.” Pope Leo XII raised the Confraternity to the status of an Arch-confraternity, but this organization is now no longer active. Pope St. Pius X (1903-1914) declared Blessed Imelda the Patroness of First Communicants, (St. Tarsicius is the Patron of First Communicants.)

Something amazing that I needed to post this - May 12 (today!) is the feast of Blessed Imelda Lambertini :) Deo gratias et Mariae.

Blessed Imelda Lambertini, ora pro nobis

St Tarsicius, ora pro nobis

Please pray for M and K.

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