Monday, 12 February 2018

# Saints

Saint Julian the Hospitaller


The 12th of February is the feast day of Saint Julian the Hospitaller. He is the patron saint of boatmen, carnival workers, childless people, circus workers, clowns, ferrymen, fiddlers, fiddle players, hospitallers, hotel-keepers, hunters, innkeepers, jugglers, knights, murderers, pilgrims, shepherds, to obtain lodging while traveling, travelers, wandering musicians, St. Julian’s; and Macerata.

Saint Julian the Hospitaller lived in the 4th century and was born in a wealthy noble European family. Though little is known about his life for certain, there is a legend that he married a noble widow but was put under a curse. The curse was that he would kill his parents one day. Julian and his wife moved very far away hoping to avoid this curse. However, Julian’s parents discovered where he was and decided to visit him unannounced while Julian was away. His wife gave them their bed to sleep overnight. Julian returned and found the couple in the bed, assuming his wife was with another man, he slew them both. When he learned of the truth, he spent his life in penance. Both he and his wife went to Rome as pilgrims and returned to create a hospital as part of their penance, dedicating the rest of their lives in caring for the sick and the poor. A leper came to stay in the hospital and later revealed himself to be an angel, telling Julian that God had granted him absolution for his sins. The river that the hospital was built next to, was crossed often by the crusaders.

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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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