A Model of Holy Abandonment
[A Theological Reflection on the Spirituality of St. Gaspar Bertoni]
This is an English translation of the doctoral thesis of Fr. Nello Dalle Vedove, CSS, the long-time Postulator of the Cause of St. Gaspar Bertoni. Fr. Dalle Vedove is also the author of 6 massive volumes of the biography of St. Gaspar. This thesis [conducted under the leadership of the great Dominican theologian, Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange, OP], over a half-century ago, still retains the freshness of that Holy Year of 1950. Fr. Dalle Vedove shows that Holy Abandonment in St. Gaspar’s life was a heroic exercise of the theological virtues, with special emphasis given to Hope.