Friday, 10 March 2017

# Saints

Saint Macarius of Jerusalem

The Finding of the True Cross (Giandomenico Tiepolo), where Bishop Macarius blesses the sick with the True Cross
The 10th of March is the feast day of Saint Macarius of Jerusalem.

Saint Macarius of Jerusalem was Bishop of Jerusalem between 312 and 335 AD. He participated in the Council of Nicea in 325 AD and was a strong opponent to the Arian heresy. He is credited as one of the bishops who helped wrote the Nicene Creed. He and Saint Helen, the mother of Emperor Constantine, went in search of the True Cross, which Jesus was crucified on. He suggested that they could identify the True Cross by using it to touch a seriously ill woman and see if it brought immediate healing. Constantine then wrote to Bishop Macarius asking him to oversee the construction of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre for the sites of the Crucifixion and the Burial of Christ. This church still exists today in Jerusalem. 

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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.

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