Saturday, 22 April 2017

# Saints

Saint Anselm of Canterbury

The 21st of April is the feast day of Saint Anselm of Canterbury.

Saint Anselm lived between 1033 and 1109, he was borned to a noble family in the Lombardy region of Italy. After the example of his mother, he was led to great faith and enquired to enter the monastery at the young age of 15. The abbot refused him entry due to Anselm's stern father. He then left home and settled in Normandy to study after his mother's death. He studied under the famed monk Lanfranc. When his father died, Anselm became a Benedictine monk at the age of 27. He became a teacher in the abbey's school and the prior of the monastery. He was appointed as Archbishop of Canterbury in England and corrected abuses against the Church at the hands of the English kings. He was banished twice from the island while he was appealing to Rome for assistance and in both times he returned to Canterbury to continue his duties until his death. He continued his monastic lifestyle and intellectual pursuits as archbishop. He composed philosophical and theological treatises, prayers and meditations and was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Cement XI in 1720.

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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.