April 3, 2018

Feast of Santa Fara (Burgundofara)

Evviva Santa Fara!
Photo by New York Scugnizzo
April 3rd (and December 7th) is the Feast Day of Santa Fara (also Burgundofara or Fare), virgin and abbess. Patroness of Cinisi, a town and commune in the Province of Palermo, Sicily, she is invoked by those suffering from eye ailments. In commemoration, I'm posting an invocation by Prof. Plinio Correa de Oliveira (1908-1995), Brazillian intellectual and Catholic activist.*
"We ask [Santa Fara] to imbue our souls not only with nostalgia for that past era of faith, but above all with a hope for this future. An ardent hope should inspire us to do everything that we can to accelerate this future so that the Reign of Mary will come as soon as possible. Making penance for our faults, maintaining our desire for a complete victory for Our Lady, and completely rejecting the present day abominations in the Church and society are the backdrop for this prayer. By our suffering, work, fight, and dedication, by the risks we are willing to face, we should help in the restoration of Christendom and the implantation of her glorious Reign.  
"Let us ask St. Fara to confirm us in these sentiments on her feast day."
The accompanying photo of Santa Fara was taken at Saint Athanasius Church in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
* Quoted from "St. Fara, April 3" by Prof. Plinio Correa de Oliveira at traditioninaction.org