Friday, 2 March 2018

# Saints

Blessed Charles the Good

The 2nd of March is the feast day of Blessed Charles the Good. He is also known as Charles I, Count of Flanders.

He lived between 1083 and 1127 and was born in Denmark to King Canute IV who is also known as Saint Canute, and Adela of Flanders and was their only son. When he was five years old, his father was assassinated in Odense Cathedral. His mother fled to Flanders with Blessed Charles and he grew up in the royal court of that country. He and his maternal grandfather, a Count, went to the crusade in the Holy Land. When his grandfather died, he became an advisor to the next count who was his uncle. After his uncle died, Charles himself became a Count. He was known for his virtue and holiness. He was against the practice of hoarding grain and selling it at very high prices, which was common at that time. He was also opposed to the Erembald family who became very wealthy from doing this. He was killed on 2 March 1127 by soldiers loyal to the Erembald family while he was in the church praying. His manner of death was very similar to how his father also died. His death consequently caused an uprising against the Erembald family.

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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.