John Paul I and St. Alphonsus – a devotion to the end!


(Rome, Italy) – After many years we understand that night before the meeting with the Heavenly Father, the Pope spoke about St. Alphonsus and his book on death.

“Instrument to death,” the book of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


“At dinner, he ate very little and at the table, he spoke with his secretaries about the book of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, the Instrument to death, “, as told by Angelo Gugel, a butler of Pope John Paul I, who until now never talked about this to anyone.

The news was released by on April 22, 2018, which had published a long interview that can be read (complete) in the Italian version of Scala News.

An interview with Angelo Gugel

Angelo Gugel, who served as the butler of the Chamber of John Paul I, had never spoken with anyone before, nor with a journalist. Neither of the three pontiffs that served for 28 years nor of what happened on May 13, 1981, when in the square of St. Peter, the Turkish terrorist Ali Agca shot at the Polish Pope. There is a white stone, walled on the ground near the Bernini’s colonnade, to remember the exact point of the attack. “What few know,” he reveals, “is that there is another one, with the papal coat of arms and the date in Roman numerals, even in the Vatican Health Services atrium, where we laid the Holy Father on the floor, before moving him in an ambulance to the Gemelli Hospital. In the end, it turned out that the internal bleeding had caused the loss of three liters of blood. The attendant left the hospital only after surgery, after wrapping the talar and vest stained with brownish red in a single bundle. Gugel, going to be 83 years next Friday, from the Veneto region of Miane (Treviso), says he saw one of the miracles of the Vicar of Christ who came from Krakow and was saved by Our Lady of Fatima.

If you want to learn more about the “Instrument to Death, Considerations on the Eternal Maxims” by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

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