Blessed Imelda Lambertini Audiobook
Title: Blessed Imelda Lambertini Audiobook
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Audiobook MP3 download
Bologna is a very famous city in Italy, famous for that matter, in all Europe. It boasts Europe’s oldest University. At one time, in the 14th Century, there were 10,000 students attending the University of Bologna. During this century, Marconi worked at that University on his wireless, which became the Radio. Because the city has always attracted intelligent people, freethinking has been a way of life for inhabitants of Bologna. Freethinking breeds agnosticsm and atheism, as well as anarchy and radicalism. Bologna has been known for all of the above. In the 1970’s, Bologna was a hotbed of a homegrown breed of terrorists, the Red Brigade, along with Turin, Padua and Milan.
On the other hand, Bologna is the resting place of many saints of the Church, one of which is St. Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order, and co-reformer of the Church of the Thirteenth Century, with St. Francis of Assisi. Another is St. Catherine, whose incorrupt body is seated in a small church in Bologna. During World War II, the entire church was bombed out, except for the little Chapel which is the Sanctuary of the saint.
There is also, in St. Sigismondo, a little Parish Church near the University, the body of a very special little girl, Blessed Imelda Lambertini named the Protectress of First Holy Communicants by Pope St. Pius X, . She was born of a very noble Bolognese family. Her father was Count Egano Lambertini. From the time she was a small child, she was known fo her piety and spirituality. It was obvious that she would devote her life to God. It was not known that it would be such a short life. Imelda was a joy to her parents. She was a pretty little girl, but things of the world had no value for her. She spent much time by herself in prayer, in various corners of the house where she would not be distracted.