Padre Pio and Chiesa viva      

In Memoriam Fr. Villa

by Mrs. Kathleen Heckenkamp

Don Luigi Villa

Thou Art a Priest Forever!

It is with profound grief and heaviness of heart that I must write the following news. Our dear friend Father Villa died with a smile on his lips on November 18, 2012 at 3:00 a.m. in Brescia, Italy after many years of working on his mission to fight ecclesiastical Freemasonry in the Catholic Church.  Father Luigi Villa passed away on Sunday morning on the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. It seems fitting that one so faithful should die on a commemoration as this feast - he who defended the rights of God as the true followers of Christ, the Gospel, Tradition and the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church until his last breath. He was 95 years of age.
Due to the serious nature of his work, Fr. Villa had 7-8 assassination attempts on his life and though often times he became seriously ill he never succumbed to these efforts of his enemies. It is my opinion that God kept Fr. Villa alive—perhaps by supernatural means alone—until all of his work was completed.

One of his last works was writing a letter to the cardinals in order to stop this beatification of Paul VI as there was a vote on this issue on December 11, 2012. It has been announced that the cardinals have voted unanimously in favor of this beatification that will most likely be ramrodded through by the end of next year as this year is the 50th anniversary of the anniversary of his papacy and the 35th year after his death. 

 Please do remember Don Luigi Villa in your prayers for the poor souls in gratitude for fighting so valiantly for all of us- the Church Militant.
It seems fitting to include the Epistle from his death day:
EPISTLE Apocalypse 21: 2-5
Lesson from the Book of the Apocalypse of blessed John the Apostle. In those days, I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem,
coming down out of Heaven,from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice from the throne, saying, Behold the tabernacle of God with men; and He will dwell with them: and they shall be His people, and God Himself with them shall be their God: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away. And He that sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.

May angels lead you- our dear Father Villa- into Paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your coming and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem. May a choir of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, who once was poor, may you have eternal rest.

And yet... we must be happy for as his good friend and collaborator, Franco Adessa wrote:

"Even if this news contains sadness for us, it is wonderful news because his Works on the earth are finished.
You can announce it with joy! He has completed his commitment to devote his entire life for the defense of the Church of Christ against Ecclesiastical Masonry and he has paid, for the Victory of the Church, with 70 years of persecution, tears and prayers.
Glory to God Who has used this Victim for the Victory of His Church! ....This is a Glory of God!"

And as Christ said:
Well done, good and faithful servant: because thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord"( Mat 25:23)

 


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