Thursday, March 29, 2007

The tomb of Cardinal Ottaviani...



Al Car. Ottaviani was from Rome. He had been born in Trastevere in 1890. He, like other Romans, had never completely forgotten the lessons of the persecutions.

The Herculean strength of the enemies of God and His Holy Church is nothing new. Card. Ottaviani warned of this and so was jeered at in his day. While I tarried at his tomb in the Vatican, I thought of the circuitous march through the Catholic world that modernism has made.

He, in his wisdom, taught us to safeguard the sacred deposit of faith as we are the trustees of this inheritance that was destined for us and now entrusted to us as God willed it to us as a gift addressed to us.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting up these wonderful pictures of Cardinal Ottaviani's tomb. Where is it exactly locatedin Rome, so I can go an pray for him the next time i'm in Rome

J├Ârgen

JPSonnen said...

to see the tomb of card. ottaviani in the vatican is easy. go to the piazza del sant'uffizio. there you will see a door on the corner of the wall of vatican city. the marble sign near the door reads: casa dono di maria. ring the bell. a worried italian lady will answer the door (thinking that you are a homelass man looking to know when meal time is). explain to her that you want to speak with one of the nuns (as the missionary sisters of charity all speak english). just tell the curious nun that you want to see the tomb of a famous cardinal in the little chapel that they use which is attached to the palace of the holy office. the cardinal is buried in the back on the left in a little chapel. enjoy!

humboldt said...

Having read the "Ottaviani Intervention" one feels sadness for the desperate plead of Cardinal Ottaviani to Pope Paul VI to keep the Tridentine Mass. The dcoument is demolishing and gives a clear picture of the disarray that came to the church under the papacy of Paul VI. Still Paul VI did not comply to the filial urge of Cardinal Ottaviani. Does still anyone doubt that Paul VI was a tyrant? How did he manage to stay in the Church?

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through a Google search for "ottaviani tomb." What a big help. I work in the Holy See, and was asked today where Ottaviani was buried. I made a couple of calls, and couldn't find out from anybody. One good search and I got a photo. THANKS.