Monday, 20 March 2017

# Saints

Saint Cathbert of Lindisfarne

Stained glass depicting St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, from Gloucester Cathedral.
The 20th of March is the feast day of Saint Cathbert of Lindisfarne. He is the patron saint of Northumbria.

He lived between 634 till 687 AD and was born in Scotland, and near Melrose Abbey monastery worked as a shepherd. He was prophesized to become a bishop one day by a child playmate. He saw St Aidan, the Bishop of Lindisfarne being carried to heaven by angels in a vision while he was tending to his sheep. This vision gave him the inspiration to be a monk. He spent time as a soldier in Northumbria, defending his home region against attack. When he came back he arrived at the monastery seeking entrance. The monks received him and he grew in learning and holiness and eventually withdrew to become a hermit. He was later persuaded to return to become the Bishop of Lindisfarne. After serving for a year, he became sick and died. Many miracles were reported at his grave, so much so that Cuthbert was called the "Wonder-worker of England."

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

February 2, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, you whom my Son loves, you whom I love with an immeasurable motherly love, do not permit for selfishness, for self love, to rule the world. Do not permit for love and goodness to be hidden. You who are loved, who have come to know the love of my Son, remember that to be loved means to love. My children, have faith. When you have faith you are happy and are spreading peace; your soul trembles with joy. My Son is in such a soul. When you are giving yourself for the faith, when you are giving yourself for love, when you are doing good to your neighbor, my Son smiles in your soul. Apostles of my love, I am turning to you as a mother. I am gathering you around myself and I desire to lead you on the way of love and faith, on the way which leads to the light of the world. I am here for the sake of love, for the sake of faith, because with my motherly blessing I desire to give you hope and strength on your way - because the way which leads to my Son is not easy. It is full of renunciation, giving, sacrifice, forgiveness and much, much love. But this way leads to peace and happiness. My children, do not believe lying voices which speak to you about false things, false glitter. You, my children, return to the Scripture. I am looking at you with immeasurable love, and through God's grace am making myself evident to you. My children, set out with me. May your soul tremble with joy. Thank you.