Saturday, 30 December 2017

# Saints

Saint Anysia of Thessaloniki

Virgin-martyr Anysia of Thessalonica
(Menologion of Basil II, 10th century)

The 30th of December is the feast day of Saint Anysia of Salonika, she is also known as Anysia of Thessalonica.

Saint Anysia died circa 298 A.D. Her parents were wealthy and pious Christians living near Thessalonica, Greece. Her parents died when she was still young, and Saint Anysia made private vows of chastity and poverty, dedicating her life completely to Christ. She also gave her wealth to the poor. The persecutions of Roman Emperor Maximian occurred during her lifetime, and he declared that if anyone meets a Christian, they should kill the Christian without a trial. She was on her way to church on a Sunday when a Roman soldier started to harass her. He attempted to make her sacrifice to a pagan sun god. Saint Anysia spat in his face declaring her commitment to Christ. The soldier became enraged and slew her with a sword.

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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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