Monday, 1 May 2017

# Saints

Saint Joseph the Worker

Joseph the Carpenter, by Georges de La Tour, 1640s.
The 1st of May is the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker. Saint Joseph was born in Bethlehem in Judea and later lived in Nazareth. He then became the husband of Our Lady and the adoptive father of Jesus. Saint Joseph had a reputation for being virtuous and was a carpenter by trade. Saint Joseph was thus entrusted with the mission to guard, protect and provide for the temporal needs of Jesus and Our Lady In heaven he continues this mission by being the patron saint of the Catholic Church as well as other causes including fathers, labourers and families. He has two feast days; Saint Joseph the Husband of Mary on March 19th, and the 1st of May for Saint Joseph the Worker. The feast day for May 1st was instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1955 to help emphasise the value of human work in the eyes of God and give labourers a model and intercessor and protector.

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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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