Saturday, 24 February 2018

# Saints

Saint Thomas Maria Fusco

The 24th of February is the feast day of Blessed Thomas Maria Fusco.

He lived between 1831 and 1891 and was born in Italy, and was the seventh child of a family of eight children. At an early age he was left an orphan and was sent to be raised by his uncle, who was also a priest. He himself became a priest when he was 24 years old and opened a school in his home. He became an itinerant missionary in southern Italy. He opened another school to train priests to become confessors after his travels. He founded the Priestly Society of the Catholic Apostolate to support the missions, gaining the papal approval to do so. He then started a new religious order of sisters, the Daughters of Charity of the Most Precious Blood which ministers orphan children. During this time, he was also a parish priest, a confessor to cloistered nuns and spiritual father to a lay group at the Shrine of the Lady of Mount Carmel. At the age of 59, he died of liver disease.

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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.