the white dove and Cardinal Eugênio Sales …

… During the funeral of Cardinal Sales of Rio de Janeiro a single white dove perched atop of his coffin… for an entire hour.

As Terry pointed out, “In Christianity the dove symbolizes both the Holy Spirit and the souls of the just.”

Related Link: D.Eugenio Sales e uma Pomba, with more photos.

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  • Pedro Erik

    The Dove stayed with the Cardinal for more than an hour.

    Well, I published more beautiful photos of Cardinal Sales and the Dove in my blog. The blog is written in Portuguese, but the photos talk themselves:

    http://thyselfolord.blogspot.com.br/2012/07/deugenio-sales-e-uma-pomba.html

    God bless you.

    Pedro

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      Thanks, Pedro. I will update this post to include your link and fantastic photos. And Terry’s observations too. 

      • Pedro Erik

         Many thanks, Katrina. You are really great.

  • tj.nelson

    This is impressive and edifying.  In Christianity the dove symbolizes both the Holy Spirit and the souls of the just.  Perhaps the blessed Cardinal did not want to leave his flock so quickly and God wished to assure them of his continuing patronage and protection?  Whatever - it seems to me to be a definte sign of sanctity.

  • tj.nelson

    This is impressive and edifying.  In Christianity the dove symbolizes both the Holy Spirit and the souls of the just, as well as the Biblical symbol of peace.  Perhaps the blessed Cardinal did not want to leave his flock so quickly and God wished to assure them of his continuing patronage and protection?  Whatever - it seems to me to be a definite sign of sanctity.

  • Mimi

    Beautiful. May the Cardinal’s Memory be Eternal. 


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