Sunday, 25 February 2018

# Saints

Saint Walburga

The 25th of February is the feast of Saint Walpurga. She is also known as Walburga, Valderburg or Guibor. She is the patron saint of Eichstätt, Antwerp, sailors, mariners, and farmers, and against hydrophobia, famine, coughs, rabies, plague, and storms.

Saint Walpurga lived between 710 and 777. She born near Devonshire, England and was the daughter of Saint Richard the Pilgrim (a Saxon king) and the sister of Saints Willibald and Winebald. She was sent to a convent famed for its holiness when she was eleven, while her father and brothers went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. She became a nun and lived there for twenty-six years. Saint Boniface was her uncle and he brought her to what is now Germany to assist him in evangelising the country and to establish the Church in the area. Her brothers also worked in the area as an abbot and the other a bishop. She became the first female author of England and Germany, documenting the travels of her brother and the work she did. She was a miracle worker and healer, both alive and after her death. Her relics exude oil which has healing properties.

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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.