Filosofia della vita dei Servi di Dio Licia e Settimio Manelli on Studi Cattolici

Giacomo Samek Lodovici

Coppia di Santi

Nowadays, more than two children are being accused by some environmentalists of polluting the planet or, in any case, in widespread consideration, it is often judged an irresponsible, even by some Catholics. Even the latter can be reported to the couple of spouses who deal with this text, which has generously and Christianly conceived 21 children (of which six are dead at birth and two at a tender age) and is a candidate for altars. Obviously having no children is not in itself a reason for blame (it depends on the motives, case by case), nor must you fall into the son's fault at all costs (artificial fertilization, etc.) or race to the maximum number of possible children.

 

Filosofia della vita dei Servi di Dio Licia e Settimio Manelli on La Croce

Alessandro Tadini

The Manelli family, all exceptionally normal

Licia and Septimius, a couple of spouses, started at the glory of the altars for their example of faith, generosity and courage in the mid-nineteenth-century. Parents of 21 children including Father Stefano Manelli, founder of Franciscans of the Immaculate Conception. Father Pio blessed the family and predicted her prolificity.

11 marzo 2017 p. 6

In the last forty years, the West has a fertility rate far below the "replacement threshold" - 2.1 children on average for women - which guarantees the replacement of generations and the balance not only of quantity, but also qualitative of the population. The average European rate is currently around 1.5 children per woman.

Many scientists and intellectuals, infuriated more or less consciously of Neo-Malthusian faith, claim that such a collapse of births in the West must in fact be considered a resource, as the small number of children and the population would guarantee a better environmental, economic and social sustainability for the Earth; and that, therefore, it seems ridiculous, if not crazy, to argue that ever-expanding populations with stable, numerous and coherent institutions are a cause for success and prosperity for society as a whole.

If we also talk of "disappearance of European identity," we have been accused by those who are still in the field of animal protection for biodiversity, cultural racism, how to preserve the identity of a people, how much learned in the course of countless historical, human, cultural, religious, political and economic events, would mean rejecting all that is found in the cultures of others.

 

Filosofia della vita dei Servi di Dio Licia e Settimio Manelli on Il Borghese

An extraordinary daily life

The last work by Giuseppe Brienza on Licia and Settimio Manelli, couple of brides who for their example of faith, generosity and courage, shine before the long night of the nineteenth century

by Alessandro Tadini

anno XVII n. 4 Roma aprile 2017 (p. 73)

For the last forty years, the West is marked by a fertility rate well below the "replacement threshold" - 2.1 children on average for women - which guarantees the replacement of generations and the balance not only of quantity, but also qualitative of the population. The average European rate is currently around 1.5 children per woman.

Many scientists and intellectuals, infuriated more or less consciously of Neo-Malthusian faith, claim that such a collapse of births in the West must in fact be considered a resource, as the small number of children and the population would guarantee a better environmental, economic and social sustainability for the Earth; and that, therefore, it seems ridiculous, if not crazy, to argue that ever-expanding populations with stable, numerous and coherent institutions are a cause for success and prosperity for the whole society

 

DIARIETTO CATTOLICO on L'Altrove

George Bernard Shaw said, "You use a glass mirror to look at your face and use artwork to look at your soul", it was not for this reason that man reads, looks, looks, cries of art In any form to get to it.
Finding in front of the Catholic Diary of the Young Casali means asking questions about one's essence, society, and God.
An essential question that needs to be made before reading: must we be indoctrinated in religion to read this work? Of course, no, and above all, such a low-inflationary argument can prove profoundly intelligent, full of emotional burden and full of lights and shadows.

Anyone who wants to read this "little diary" can only go into a thick wood of questions and find his personal answers at the bottom of the path.
It is definitely an intense journey in its brevity. But we do not want to reveal it all. Defined as a "little miracle" is a fusion of poetry and religion, the latter is not always recalled, but is rather made to feel "presence," as if it were part of a continuous interrogation internally in prayer. Through this particularly intimate and musical poetical composition, Casali is particularly concerned with human errors and fake perbenism that pervades our society, on the path of man with its falls and its losses.