Saintly Bishop Bids His People Goodbye at End of Mass and Dies Shortly After
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Brazil.  [kreuz.net]  This Saturday the emeritus Bishop Maneul Pestana Filho (82) of Anápolis died shortly after the celebration of Holy Mass.  According to data from 'kathnews.de' he said at the end of Mass:  "This is my last Holy Mass on Earth, the next will be in Heaven."  The Bishop was ordained in 1952.  In 1978 John Paul II named him the Bishop of Anápolis.  In 2004 he retired for reasons of age.  Bishop Pestana has shown himself to be right believing and supported Germany's Persecuted "Engelwerk".

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2011...odbye.html
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(01-11-2011, 03:23 AM)Augstine Baker Wrote: Brazil.  [kreuz.net]  This Saturday the emeritus Bishop Maneul Pestana Filho (82) of Anápolis died shortly after the celebration of Holy Mass.  According to data from 'kathnews.de' he said at the end of Mass:  "This is my last Holy Mass on Earth, the next will be in Heaven."   The Bishop was ordained in 1952.  In 1978 John Paul II named him the Bishop of Anápolis.  In 2004 he retired for reasons of age.  Bishop Pestana has shown himself to be right believing and supported Germany's Persecuted "Engelwerk".

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2011...odbye.html
What a wonderful way to leave this earth!  RIP
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Despite being in less than good health, Bishop Pestana travelled to Rome last year where he gave a talk at Fr. Gruner's Fatima Challenge Conference:

http://www.fatimachallenge.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77:address-by-bishop-pestana&catid=33&Itemid=15

He was, indeed, a saintly bishop.  May his soul rest in peace.
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Unless he had some kind of private revelation guaranteeing him his place in Heaven, shouldn't he have asked for prayers and perseverance? 
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(01-11-2011, 11:01 AM)Gerard Wrote: Unless he had some kind of private revelation guaranteeing him his place in Heaven, shouldn't he have asked for prayers and perseverance? 

Every one who believes in Christ is positively saved in the Novus Ordo religion.
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Man... what is it with the mandatory thread hecklers around here?    ::)
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(01-11-2011, 11:31 AM)miss_fluffy Wrote: Man... what is it with the mandatory thread hecklers around here?    ::)

They're on a roll lately.

Lord, save us from sour faced Fisheaters!
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Doesn't anyone think self-canonization is a little strange especially to traditional Catholics?
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Many saints have expressed knowledge about attaining Heaven.  When you are that close to human perfection, the path is clear.  Who are we to judge this Bishop?  Besides, criticizing a Bishop in such a way, particularly a holy one can be a very grave matter.
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(01-11-2011, 01:00 PM)Gerard Wrote: Doesn't anyone think self-canonization is a little strange especially to traditional Catholics?

He is probably pretty familiar with the state and condition of his soul.

Aren't you?
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