Thursday, 13 April 2017

# Saints

Saint Teresa of the Andes

Oil painting commemorating her beatification
The 12th of April is the feast day of Saint Teresa of the Andes. She is the patron saint against disease Against illness Ill people Young people Santiago Los Andes.

Saint Teresa of Jesus lived between 1900 to 1920 and was also known as Teresa of the Andes. She was born in Chile to an upper class family. A pious child, she developed a deep devotion to Jesus and Mary. At the age of 10 she prepared for her First Holy Communion. She decided to become a Carmelite nun, inspired by the story of Saint Therese of Lisieux and her autobiography. At the age of 19, in May of 1919, she entered the Carmelite monastery of Los Andes. She accepted the revelation she will die young through prayer, and a few months after she entered the monastery, she contracted typhoid fever and died on April 1920 during Holy Wee. She was permitted to profess her vows before her death. She was canonised in 1993 by Pope Saint John Paul II and is the first Chilean and first Discalced Carmelite nun outside of Europe to be declared a saint.

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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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