Wednesday, 7 March 2018

# Saints

Saints Felicitas and Perpetua

The 7th of March is the feast day of Saints Felicitas, also known as Felicity and Perpetua.

They died in 203 A.D. and were friends living in Carthage, North Africa. Both were catechumens, who were preparing to receive the Sacraments of the Church. Perpetua was a noblewoman who was married and nursing her first child. Felicity was pregnant and a Christian slave working as a household servant. Christianity was forbidden and they were both arrested with their catechists and another companion. Perpetua baptism was hastened due to her arrest and she prayed for the strength to withstand her trials that were to come. She kept a diary of her sufferings and visions while in prison, her writings became one of the oldest and treasured writings of early Christianity. Her father was a pagan and pleaded with her to deny her faith and brought her infant to persuade her. She refused and Felicity also remained faithful to the Church, giving birth in prison to a daughter, a few days before her execution. They were condemned to be torn apart in the arena by wild animals. Saint Perpetua said that the contest was not with animals but with the Devil. They were both mauled and then beheaded on the 7th of March 203.

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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.