Tuesday, 4 July 2017

# Saints

Saint Bernardino Realino

Tomb of Saint Bernardino Realino in Lecce.
The 2nd of July is the feast day of Saint Bernadino Realino.

Saint Bernadino Realino lived between 1530 to 1616 and was in Italy to a noble family. He studied law and medicine and was successful in his career as an attorney and a judge and served as mayor for three cities. When he was 34 he attended a retreat with the Jesuit priests for eight days, where he discerned his vocation into the religious life. He was ordained as a priest in 1567, entering the Jesuit order. He preached, taught and visited the sick and poor in Naples and Lecce and was loved among the people he ministered to as he performed many miracles. He was thought to be a living saint. Public scandal and civil strife calmed due to his influence over it. On his death bed, the city leaders of Lecce came to  request his approval to become the patron saint of their city once he entered heaven. After he died, vials of his blood were kept for veneration which liquefy and exhibit unusual phenomena even after more than a century.

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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.