Sunday, 24 May 2015

Family saint - Santo di famiglia - परिवारिक संत

Fr Leopoldo of Padua, Thiene, Italy - Images by Sunil Deepak
Fr Leopoldo of Padua, Thiene, Italy - Images by Sunil Deepak
Fr Leopoldo of Padua, Thiene, Italy - Images by Sunil Deepak

Thiene, Italy: "Are you wearing Fr Leopoldo's chain?", my wife had asked me yesterday. Perhaps she had thought that I had stopped wearing that chain after going back to India. It was given to me shortly after our marriage with the recommendation to wear it always so that it could protect me. Fr Leopoldo is my wife's family saint. In case of any problem, he is remembered. Even if I do not believe in such things, I have always worn that chain. I feel as if he is my father-in-law. A couple of times when I had an accident and escaped with minor injuries, I was told that it was because of Fr Leopoldo. Today's images have this saint.

तिएने, इटलीः "संत लिओपोल्दो की माला पहनी है?" मेरी पत्नी ने कल मुझसे पूछा. शायद सोच रही थी कि भारत जा कर मैने उस माला को उतार न दिया हो. विवाह के कुछ दिन बाद ही यह माला मुझे दी गयी थी कि इसे हमेशा पहनना, इससे तुम्हारी रक्षा होगी. संत लिओपोल्दो मेरी पत्नी के परिवार के संत हैं, कुछ भी कष्ट या समस्या हो तो उनका ही नाम लिया जाता है. इन सब बातों में विश्वास न होते हुए भी मैंने हमेशा उस माला को पहना है, मुझे वह अपने ससुर जैसे लगते हैं. एक दो बार जब एक्सीडेंट हुआ और मुझे विषेश चोट नहीं लगी तो मेरी पत्नी ने कहा कि यह संत लिओपोल्दो की ही कृपा थी.  आज की तस्वीरों में वही संत हैं.

Thiene, Italia: "Porti ancora la medaglia di padre Leopoldo?", ieri mi ha chiesto mia moglie. Forse pensava che dopo il mio ritorno in India avevo smesso di portarla. Mi l'aveva dato pochi giorni dopo il nostro matrimonio con la raccomandazione di portarla sempre per la mia protezione. Padre Leopoldo è il santo della famiglia di mia moglie. In caso di qualche difficoltà, lui viene sempre ricordato. Anche se sono un non credente, ho sempre portato quella collanina. Penso che lui sia come mio suocero. Un paio di volte quando ho avuto degli incidenti e sono rimasto illeso, è stato detto che era per la sua grazia. Le immagini di oggi hanno questo santo.

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12 comments:

  1. Interesting. The Catholic Church started beatifying people as saints in order to give local relevance to the Church in a time when non-Christian religions had local gods and goddesses.

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    1. Tom, I feel that human beings are all same and some of us need that kind of support so we find a way to get that, the name of the specific religion does not matter! :)

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  2. मानवीय संवेदनाएं धर्म से परे हैं... सार्थक पोस्ट,

    आज की ब्लॉग बुलेटिन बी पॉज़िटिव, यार - ब्लॉग बुलेटिन मे आपकी पोस्ट को भी शामिल किया गया है ...
    सादर आभार !

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    1. मानव संवेदनाएँ धर्म से परे हैं या कोई भी धर्म हो, मानव संवेदनाएँ तो एक जैसी हैं. धन्यवाद देव :)

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    1. धन्यवाद सुशील :)

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  4. बहुत सुन्दर
    पहले जैसे संत अब मिलना संभव नहीं
    आपने पत्नी का मान रखा यह जानकार अच्छा लगा .

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    1. कविता जी धन्यवाद. स्वयं विश्वास न हो कर भी पत्नी के सहज विश्वास को अनदेखा करना कठिन है! फ़िर इतनी सी बात से उसके मन को शान्ति मिलती है कि देश विदेश घूमते उनके संत मेरी रक्षा करेंगे तो उसे करने में कैसी कठिनाई! :)

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