THE WORKS


Father Dolindo’s altar was a point of writing inspiration and his writing table his altar where he composed, in the minute writing characteristic of penetrating intelligence, innumerous pages of bible explanation. He knew that all the libraries in the world would never be big enough to contain all the works of Jesus and so he set his mind to become as Jesus and to serve him through lucid words and doctrine: enough to surprise whoever asked where he found the time, paper and ink.

His exegetic work takes up an entire library, a source and from such a source the soul drinks of bubbling water equal to that promised to the Samaritan by Jesus. The literary evaluation of the word, of the up coming Vesper Mass, of the Fall of Communism, to the work of “a new Polish John”, these examples are only a small anthology of the prophecies testifying God’s presence. These are the prophesies concerning the Church but the people worshiped him for those humble prophesies regarding his every day existence and for the continuous, numerous, extraordinary miracles attributed to him.

People don’t always have theological knowledge of goodness nor have they positive knowledge and it is for this reason that they are authoritative because they know what theologians theoretically sustain , that contra factum non valet argumentum or rather you can’t argue with deeds. People don’t make inquiries, they only know that a man blind from birth can’t see, and then following a blessing, a prayer, he can or he improves. That’s why “vox populi” is “vox Dei” when the people proclaim the sanctity of their priests it is because they know their virtue and they glorify virtue because they appreciate the charity derived from it.

His works are many, as is true for all saints, John said of Jesus: even if we wanted to spread all his works, there would not be library grand enough to bear witness to all of them, because the activity of a saint is continuous and on-going and it is this which makes up the Church in its plan of celestial glory.


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