15 August 2013: The First Darshan in the New Temple

 

Leini (Turin, Italy), Thursday 15 August 2013, 10 a.m.

“Today is a great day for all of us, a day of celebration and gratitude towards God and the Divine Mother. Today is a day that becomes part of the history of Anima Universale, a day that will remain forever engraved in the heart of all the faithful. Glory to God!
With devotion we are going to move in procession—from the cloister of the monastery—to the Temple. You will go up to the altar of the Lord—where we Ramia have preserved the footprints that Swami left in the foundations—so that your spirit can receive the divine energy of the holiest place of the Temple. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”

Procession
The procession to the Temple.

Procession
The procession of the faithful enters into the Temple.

“Friends of God, on entering for the first time in procession into the Temple, you have celebrated a significant verse from Psalm 48:

We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

Swami Roberto

But you can also add that, in the Temple of God, you are contemplating His power and His wonders. Yes, Anima Universale is a miracle, a wonder of God because all that is here was accomplished without the slightest help from the powers of this world. Amen.

Liturgical hall

This Work is signed by God in the eyes of those who know our history, always uphill and with many sharp nails on the road. Do you know why we face so many obstacles? Because God’s Light has always been hindered on this Earth. But El Shaddai, the Lord of hosts, is a strategist. He is the most skilled strategist! In fact, Our Father has choosen the right people to give life to His project of Love.
These people you are!
Yes, the Lord has called you and every day invites you to be the water, the sun and the earth to nourish His dream, so that many will know of His goodness.
By virtue of this call—which you are free to answer every day with your ‘yes’—you can say to yourself: I have the grace of being hired by the most brilliant architect in the universe. Hallelujah!

View from the pulpit

Children of Resurrection, even an atheist could realize that this project of God was built in the worst possible time, in the midst of a global economic crisis, without sponsors, without governmental support and without a bank willing to finance the construction of our place of worship with a mortgage.
All this happened for a good reason: in this way God wanted to give all a loud and clear message: do always trust my Providence! Pray and you will be able to do great things. Amen.

The altar

This do in remembrance of me
«This do in remembrance of me.» (Lk 22:19)

Friends of God, it does not matter whether circumstances seem humanly impossible to you. All that matters is what the Everlasting thinks and says. And if the Everlasting delivers His Amen, SO IT IS.

Swami on the altar

Therefore, so it is: the yard was opened; so it is: the construction works have ended; so it is: permits have come, and so it is that today we are gathered here together to proclaim with the Psalmist:

This is the Lord’s doing; it is wonderful in our eyes (Psalms 118:23).

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”

The Temple

wide-angle shot