Wednesday, 3 May 2017

# Saints

Saint James the Lesser

Statue of St. James the Less in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran by Angelo de Rossi


The 3rd of May is the feast day of Saint James the Lesser, also known as Saint James the Less, or Saint James the Just. He is the patron saint of pharmacists and the dying.

Saint James the Less was one of the Twelves Apostles as well as a cousin of Our Lord. Both he and his brother, Saint Jude followed Jesus in the second year of His ministry. Saint James was the first Apostle of whom Jesus appeared to after the resurrection. After Jesus' ascension into heaven, Saint James became the bishop of Jerusalem and was one of the important leaders of the early Church. His holiness and prayer life was well known. He prayed to such an extent that his forehead and knees were calloused due to the long time he would spend praying. He was even respected by the Jews and known to be a holy man. He wrote the epistle that bears his name in the New Testament. In 62 AD, in the reign of Emperor Nero, he was martyred by being thrown from the roof the Jerusalem temple and then was stoned and beaten to death.


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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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