Monday, 17 July 2017

# Saints

Saint Marie-Madeleine Postel

Statue of Marie-Madeleine Postel, Basilique de la Trinité de Cherbourg
The 16th of July is the feast day of Saint Marie-Madeleine Postel.

The following is from Wikipedia:
Marie-Madeleine Postel, born Julie Françoise-Catherine Postel (28 November 1756 in Barfleur, France – 16 July 1846 in Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, France) is a Roman Catholic saint who founded the Sisters of Christian Schools of Mercy (French: la Congrégation des sœurs des Écoles chrétiennes de la Miséricorde) in 1807. Her feast is 16 July. She was beatified in 1908 and canonised on 24 May 1925.
In 1774 Julie Postel opened a school for girls in Barfleur which during the revolution was a centre for the underground religious activities of those unwilling to recognise the "constitutional" clergy. In quieter times she continued her teaching and other good works. At the age of 51 she took vows as Sister Mary-Magdalen and began to found the Sisters of the Christian Schools of Mercy. There was little success in the early years but in 1830 she was able to acquire a derelict monastery at St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte to use as the headquarters of the congregation. The congregation was officially recognised in 1837 and it remained under the direction of the foundress until her final yea 


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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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