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RABBUNI’
Mary Magdalene, turned towards Him  and, speaking in Hebrew, said to Him “Rabbuni” which means Teacher (Gv 20,16). It is important to underline that the woman, until now, had spoken with the unknown grave guardian, turning Him her shoulders. She was not interested in Him, she was attracted by that grave, deprived by her beloved Teacher’s corpse. Called by her name, she suddenly changed her look and she was immediately face to face with the man she was  so heartbrokenly looking for : He was really Jesus.




A philological note is necessary: John says  that the word “Rabbuni” was pronounced in Hebrew but he certainly meant “aramaico” (two languages completely unknown to his readers). Some modern exegetes consider this picture of Magdalene and the Resurrected as an example of the itinerary of faith that Mary Magdalene must follow to pass from a faith in the “Teacher”, a faith that needs the contact with  Him to a faith based only on the faith. In these exegetes’ opinion the sound of the Resurrected’s voice pushed  her towards Him, as if  under the effect of a overwhelming  and not controllable  traction.

That leap, incredible for being a Jewish woman in a gloomy place, would mean that Mary Magdalene would be under the illusion to find herself again in the privileged  position  of the time of pre-Easter Christ.
Yes, Jesus was always the same but the dimension was different.
Once it was the natural contact common to the ordinary conditions of earthly life; now , being on  the right hand of the Father, the Teacher gave still something to the senses ( to touch Him, to see Him, to walk and eat together with Him) but only for a short time and in a different way from human formalities.


Now apostles, disciples and holy women had to get used to meet the Savior  only by faith; by the ascension He was definitively on the right of the Father,  the place from which he had come.
A speech appreciated  by the Evangelist John: Christ was sent by the Father, He remained  among us for the established period and finally He returned to the One who had sent Him.

 Magdalene and the other three groups found hard to understand such a mysterious design; Jesus was aware of their difficulty and He was even more gentle and affectionate than when He was with them   (Lc 24,44). We still have to lay ourselves in front of Magdalene who dares to embrace the Savior’s feet and  listen to the words by which He advise her (for a mysterious reason ) not to make longer  this embrace.
SPADA BARBARA




AS VIAS DO ESPIRITO

Uma Canção de Amor

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Levado para o céu
 
Voce foi elevado para as alturas, no horizonte do céu,
sob os olhares deles,
sorprendidos e encantados e uma nuvem
te tirou do olhar dos teus apostolos,
desejosos de Ti e felizes somente da Tua presença.
 
Eis eles a fixar aquele céu, a seguir a nuvem,
a enfrentar a luz e o coração deles que sobe atrás de Ti,
indo para o Pai.
 
Senhor: Voce vai, sobe ao céu e nós Te seguimos.

 
     

THE WAYS OF THE SPIRIT

YOU ARE MY FAITH

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YOU ARE MY FAITH

Oh Jesus, people usually think that the faith in You was born by miracles done in the roman Palestine. Those miracles caused only astonishment and they only made  believable your message.
It was the way in which you introduced yourself and explained your thinking that was unusual.
It is easy to point out limits, defects and faults in Moses, David and in the Prophets.
In You, Jesus, everything is majestic and brightly without any ostentation.
In You everything is human an lovable.

LOS CAMINOS DEL ESPIRITU

Memoria de Santa Faustina, apóstol de la Misericordia Divina.

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Memoria de Santa Faustina,
 apóstol de la Misericordia Divina.

 “Oh Jesús mío  que tu misericordia, oh Jesús, quede impresa sobre mi corazón y mi alma como un sello y éste será mi signo distintivo en esta vida y en la otra”
Sor Faustina era una hija fiel de la Iglesia a la que amaba como a la Madre y en cuanto Cuerpo Místico de Jesucristo. Consciente de su papel en la Iglesia cooperó con la misericordia de Dios en la obra de salvar las almas perdidas. Cumpliendo el deseo del Señor Jesús y siguiendo su ejemplo se ofreció como víctima por los pecadores. Su vida espiritual se caracterizó por el amor de la Eucaristía y por una profunda devoción a la Madre de la Divina Misericordia.

WEGE DES GEISTES

Viva i preti

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Viva i preti...

Dal 19 Giugno 2009 al 19 Giugno 2010, sarà per la Chiesa universale l’Anno dedicato ai Sacerdoti: questi stupendi uomini che regalano vita e grazia, salvezza e amore, pace e consolazione, gioia e divertimento, preghiera e umanità. Insieme mischiano povertà personale e fragilità, santità e scandalo.
E sono esaltati, mitizzati e umiliati come il loro Signore.

Preghiere

Preghiera a San Francesco

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San Francesco 
Poverello d'Assisi, pensaci tu...
 

O santo patrono
della nostra amata terra
illumina chi governa,
perché nulla venga
a mancare alla povera gente
e tutta la nazione possa vivere
giorni tranquilli
da ogni punto di vista.