Tuesday, 8 August 2017

# Saints

Pope Saint Sixtus II

The 7th of August is the feast day of Pope Saint Sixtus II.

Pope St. Sixtus II died in 6 August 258. He started his papacy on 31 August 257. Though nothing is mentioned of his early life, he is mentioned in the Roman Canon of the Mass. He helped the relationship between Rome and the Eastern and African churches to mend, which was threatened to schism due to the controversy over rebaptism of converted heretics that was raised by the heretic Novatianism.  He believed that baptism was a once in a life time event, though he tolerated those who were rebaptised. He was the pontiff for only one year die to the persecution of the Roman Emperor Valerian on Christians. Pope St. Sixtus II was forbidden to celebrate mass, though he continued to do so in secret. During Mass in a cemetery chapel, Roman soldiers ambushed them and beheaded him as well as four of his eight attendants. Four days later, Saint Lawrence was also martyred.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

March 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, great are the works that the Heavenly Father has done in me, as He does in all those who love Him tenderly and who faithfully and devoutly serve Him. My children, the Heavenly Father loves you, and it is through His love that I am here with you. He is speaking to you. Why do you not desire to see the signs? Everything is easier alongside Him. Also, pain lived with Him is easier because faith exists. Faith helps in the pain, and pain without faith leads to despair. Pain lived and offered to God raises up. Did my Son not redeem the world through His painful sacrifice? As His mother I was with Him in the pain and suffering, as I am with all of you. My children, I am with you in life, in suffering, in pain, in joy and in love. Therefore, have hope. It is hope that makes you comprehend that life is there. My children, I am speaking to you, my voice is speaking to your soul, my heart is speaking to your heart. Oh, apostles of my love, how much my motherly heart loves you. How many things I desire to teach you. How my motherly heart desires that you be complete, and you can be complete only when your soul, body and love are united within you. I implore you as my children, pray much for the Church and her servants - your shepherds; that the Church may be such as my Son desires - clear as spring water and full of love. Thank you.