Monday, 27 March 2017

# Saints

Saint Rupert of Salzburg

Saint Rupert depicted with a barrel of salt in his hand

The 27th of March is the feast day of Saint Rupert of Salzburg. He is the patron saint of Salzburg, The State of Salzburg, Austria, and salt miners.

He lived between 660-710 A.D. and was the Bishop of Worms, the first Bishop of Salzburg and the abbot of Saint Peter's in Salzburg. He is also known as Robert of Hrodbert. He was a member of the noble Frankish family and help spread the faith among the Germans. He took over a deserted town called Iuvavum in 697 with the patronage of Duke Thedo of Bavaria and the place was renamed Salzburg, Austria. Rupert founded a church, monastery and a school, brought in missionaries, and in Noonnberg established a nunnery where his sister, Eerentrudis served as abbess. Rupert is known as the Apostle of Bavaria and Austria. Rupert introduced education and promoted the development of the local saltworks in Piding and Reichenhall. Rupert died on Easter Sunday in 710. His remains were transferred to Salzburg Cathedral by 774.

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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.