Wednesday, 29 March 2017

# Saints

Saint Berthold of Calabria

The 29th of March is the feast day of Saint Berthold of Calabria.

According to historians he is the founder of the Carmelite Order and was born in Limoges, France. He was a student of the University of Paris and excelled in his studies. He became a priest and joined his brother, Aymeric, who was the Latin patriarch of Antioch, in Turkey during the Crusades. He found and joined a group of hermits on Mount Carmel and established a rule. Aymeric then selected Berthold to be the first Carmelite superior general. Berthold had a vision of Christ and tried reforming the Christian soldiers, whilst heading the Carmelites for a further 45 years.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

June 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, I am calling you to accept my words which I am speaking to you as a mother, with a simplicity of heart, so that you may set out on the way of complete light and purity, of the singular love of my Son, man and God. A joy - a light indescribable in human words - will penetrate your soul and the peace and love of my Son will take hold of you. I desire this for all of my children. Therefore, you, apostles of my love, you who know how to love and forgive, you who do not judge, you whom I encourage, you be an example to all those who are not going on the way of light and love or who have diverted from it. By your life show them the truth. Show them love because love overcomes all difficulties, and all of my children thirst for love. Your unity in love is a gift to my Son and me. But, my children, remember that to love also means to desire the good for your neighbor and to desire conversion of your neighbor's soul. As I am looking at you gathered around me, my heart is sad, because I see so little brotherly love, merciful love. My children, the Eucharist - my Son alive among you - His words will help you comprehend, because His word is life, His word makes the soul breathe, His word brings about cognition of love. Dear children, anew, I am imploring you as a mother who desires the good for her children: love your shepherds, pray for them. Thank you.

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