Tuesday, 21 November 2017

# Saints

Blessed Maria Franciszka Siedliska

Blessed Maria Franciszka Siedliska

The 21st of November is the feast day of Blessed Maria Franciszka Siedliska. She is the patron saint of Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and Polish missionaries.
Blessed Maria Franciszka Siedliska lived between 12 November 1842 – 21 November 1902. Her parents were wealthy and they lived in Warsaw, Poland. As she was being prepared for her First Holy Communion by a Capuchin friar, she began to desire the religious life and consecrated herself to God privately.  However, her father was opposed to her joining the cloister but she was not deterred. She founded the Congregation of Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in 1875, an active apostolic Order modelled on the hidden virtues of the Holy Family. She took the name of Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd and in 1885 the Nazareth Sisters went to New York and settled near Chicago where they made their first foundation in the USA. IN 1989 she was beatified by Pope Saint John Paul II.

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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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