by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
Pope Fabian was martyred under the Roman Emperor Dacian, on January 20, 250 A. D., the same day of the calendar in which the College of Cardinals, in 2023 A. D., were obliged to enter into conclave to elect the Successor of St. Peter.
Pope Benedict XVI’s death on Dec. 31, 2022 A. D., triggered the Papal Law contained in the Apostolic Constitution, Universi Dominici Gregis, n. 37.
Pope Fabian was a laymen, until one day, returning from working in the fields, he encountered the Catholics of Rome in assembly to elect the Roman Pontiff by apostolic right — before there were any papal laws on the matter.
Not knowing whom to elect, as their shepherd, they were praying for a sign from God. It was then that a dove landed on the head of St. Fabian.
And the occurrence of this feast day on the very day the Cardinals failed to act, is a sign from God, that the Catholic Faithful should return to an election by apostolic right, just as the death of Pope Benedict XVI, was on the feast day of a Saintly Pope, Sylvester I, who died in 335 A. D., the year with the same number as the Canon on what is and is not to be done when the Apostolic See is vacant or totally impeded.
I won’t even mention the luminous cross which appeared in the sky above the funeral of the true Pope, on January 5, 2023.
The Catholics of Italy have been praying for signs from God so as to know what to do. And He is sending them in truck loads…