紀念日 / Memorial date
她的苦心，得到了天主的允許。1904年1月22日在猶寧因肺結核病安逝。在她生命最後一夜，她向母親吐露這秘密：「媽媽，我就要死了！不久前請求了耶穌將我的性命給他，為了得到你回頭歸向天主。媽媽，在我死前，你可以給我見到你回頭的喜樂嗎？」就在羅蘭出殯那一天，她母親領了聖事，開始新生活。羅蘭的遺體安放在阿根廷Bahia Blance 母佑會(修女)的聖堂內。
Blessed Laura Vicuña
Laura was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1891. Laura’s father died suddenly when she was still just a small child. Mrs. Vicuna, with her two daughters, sought refuge in Argentina. In 1900, the Salesian Sisters welcomed Laura Vicuña into their college in Junin de los Andes. The following year, Laura received her First Communion, and like St. Dominic Savio, she took the resolution to love God with her whole heart, to mortify herself and to die rather than sin. Laura wanted to make Jesus known and make reparation for the offenses Jesus receives.
When she realized that her mother was living in a sinful situation, Laura offered her life to God for her mother’s conversion.
According to Fr. Crestanello, the first to write a biography of Laura Vicuña, “Laura suffered secretly in her heart. One day she decided to offer her life and to accept death willingly, in exchange for the salvation of her mother. She begged me to bless this ardent desire of hers. I hesitated for a long time.” Laura grew in virtue and, with the consent of her confessor, privately vowed to live the three vows professed by religious Sisters, poverty, chastity, and obedience. Worn out with sacrifice and ill health, she died in Junin de los Andes, Argentina, on January 22, 1904.
During Laura’s last night, she confided to her mother: “Mommy, I am dying! I asked this of Jesus, some time ago, and offered my life to Him for you, that you might return to God... Mommy, will you give me that joy before I die?” On the day of Laura’s funeral, her mother returned to the Sacraments and began a new life. Laura Vicuña’s remains lie in the chapel of the Salesian Sisters in Bahia Blanca, Argentina.
On September 3, 1988, St. Pope John Paul II beatified Laura Vicuña. The Pope proposed her as a model of evangelical courage, to the point of giving one’s life, for the mission of salvation.
Father, in your infinite tenderness,
you united strength of spirit and purity of innocence
in the young girl Laura Vicuña;
through her intercession give us courage to
overcome the trials of life and to
show the world the happiness of the pure of heart.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.