K. V. Turley reviews Antonio Tripodoro SJ’s book Saint Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor of the Poor at Catholic World Report.
On April 14, 1927, the following passage appeared in the newspaper Il Mattino:
On few occasions has Naples witnessed a spectacle so impressive in its boundless sorrow, which goes to show how much affection, esteem and admiration had been won by the man who was able to turn his profession into a very noble apostolate…with the aid of his teaching, to lavish his unparalleled goodness on all who were suffering, and who was able to demonstrate how, marvellously, religion and science can be reconciled.
Those were the words of a secular newspaper about a man who belonged very much to this world by virtue of how he lived and the profession he practiced, but whose life also spoke of a very different world.
St. Giuseppe – Ora Pro Nobis!