Sunday 6th May 2007 - With the extraordinary participation of the Ramirian Choir came from Veneto, we remembered the great soul of ramia Franca in the anniversary of her ordination.
Summary of the memorial speech given by Swami:
“Dearly beloved, for Universal Soul May has always been a special month, because it is the month in which a great saint soul consecrated herself to God and became ramia. Yes, I am speaking exactly about her: ramia Franca. Wednesday 9th May is the eighth anniversary of the day in which ramia Franca fully realized her Ramirian baptism in the completeness of the gift of herself, by totally giving herself to the service of Anima Universale. Today we are remembering her for all her Love that she gave us when she was alive and that she continues to give us from the Beatitude Heaven.”
“The 9th of May is therefore a very important date for our Church, and there is another date that I have in my heart: the 20th of June, the feast day of the Consoled Madonna, and precisely on that day in 2002 ramia Franca ended her life cycle and left her body to go to Heavenly glory. I remind you of a wonderful event regarding the Consoled: the Centre in Bene Vagienna (situated in the province of Cuneo), which we all together donated to Father Gelmini, has a distinguishing feature: on the facade there is an ancient fresco that exactly represents the Consoled. This sign reminds us that ramia Franca prayed from Heaven so that we could help Father Pierino to welcome a lot of young drug-addicts in that Centre blessed by the Madonna. This year we will celebrate the feast in honour of ramia Franca on Sunday 17th June. Of course, it is a great feast for her and for us, being aware of the fact that beyond this earthly life there is another life realized in God’s Light, and from Heaven ramia Franca, rich in Grace and Light, is continuing her sacerdotal mission to inspire us, to help us and to give us the power to never surrender.
Now, with the aid of the Ramirian Choir here, made up of voices singing with the heart, with devotion we listen to the wonderful Hail Mary prayer, in order to thank the Madonna who gave us ramia Franca, an extraordinary woman and an example of goodness to be imitated.”
“Thinking about ramia Franca, about her patience, about her sweetness, about her fortitude, about her great love for God and for the Divine Mother, for her neighbour and for the sick, about her great love for Universal Soul, Jesus’s words come through clearly: ‘A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’ Ramia Franca often remembered these words of Jesus. And I am inviting you to internalise them, to really live them as a community, so that all recognize us and understand that we are disciples of the living Love.”
Heartfelt thanks to all the girls and boys of the Choir who have given us great emotions.
This day dedicated to the memory of ramia Franca’s ordination couldn’t have been more joyful, intense and shared.