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Thursday, 15 December 2016

15th December, Blessed Antony Grassi, Confessor

Blessed Antony Grassi, Confessor
(Oratorian Beatus)

Antony Grassi was born in Fermo in northern Italy in 1592 and, apart from a pilgrimage to Rome in the Jubilee year of 1625, rarely left Fermo, where he died in 1671. He lived as a faithful priest of the Fermo Oratory, evidencing a deep love of Our Lord in the Holy Mass, and a devotion to the ministry of the Confessional. He shared with his spiritual father St Philip Neri the gift of healing, and many miraculous cures have been attributed to him, both in his lifetime and afterwards. He was beatified in 1900.

“Our only desire in life should be to praise God and adore Him in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. He who hears Mass with devotion every morning cannot fail to be a friend of God.” Bl. Antony Grassi
“Truth was in his speech, there was no falsehood on his lips. He walked with me in integrity and peace and he converted many from their evil ways.”
- Introit from the Mass of Blessed Anthony Grassi.

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