Oil Dedicated to Josefina Vilaseca Alsina
Josefina Vilaseca Alsina (1940-1952) died on Christmas Day 59 years ago. Born in Horta d’Avinyó, the nucleus of the Bages municipality of Avignon.
He died from the consequences of his injury on December 25, 1952, Christmas day. Thousands of people attended his funeral. The canonical process regarding his martyrdom lasted from March 3, 1953 to October 17, 1956, but in 1970 the cause of beatification arrested.
Resumed in the 2000s. With a supplementary process that lasted from November 14, 2005 to February 16, 2007. The mortal remains of the Servant of God currently rest in the right aisle of the parish church of Horta de Avinyó. Dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption.
Her style of prayer aroused admiration in those who knew her. She never neglected the morning and evening prayers. And regularly carried out the examination of conscience. It communicated on all feasts of obligation. During the week, especially on the First Fridays and Saturdays of the month. Very often, both at home and in Avinyó. He went to visit Jesus in the Tabernacle.
As for the Virgin Mary, he honored her with the prayer of the daily Rosary, from an early age. Her mother, on the other hand, had consecrated her. Like the others born. To her, venerated in the nearby small shrine of Fusimanya. In 1950, the arrival in the parish of a pilgrim image of Our Lady of Fatima. Sparked even more the devotion of the little girl. Who seen for a long time praying kneeling in front of it during the night vigil organized because. Due to a storm, the statue could not taken to the next stage.