Friday, 10 March 2017

# Saints

Saint Macarius of Jerusalem

The Finding of the True Cross (Giandomenico Tiepolo), where Bishop Macarius blesses the sick with the True Cross
The 10th of March is the feast day of Saint Macarius of Jerusalem.

Saint Macarius of Jerusalem was Bishop of Jerusalem between 312 and 335 AD. He participated in the Council of Nicea in 325 AD and was a strong opponent to the Arian heresy. He is credited as one of the bishops who helped wrote the Nicene Creed. He and Saint Helen, the mother of Emperor Constantine, went in search of the True Cross, which Jesus was crucified on. He suggested that they could identify the True Cross by using it to touch a seriously ill woman and see if it brought immediate healing. Constantine then wrote to Bishop Macarius asking him to oversee the construction of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre for the sites of the Crucifixion and the Burial of Christ. This church still exists today in Jerusalem. 

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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.