Saturday, 22 April 2017

# Saints

Saint Anselm of Canterbury

The 21st of April is the feast day of Saint Anselm of Canterbury.

Saint Anselm lived between 1033 and 1109, he was borned to a noble family in the Lombardy region of Italy. After the example of his mother, he was led to great faith and enquired to enter the monastery at the young age of 15. The abbot refused him entry due to Anselm's stern father. He then left home and settled in Normandy to study after his mother's death. He studied under the famed monk Lanfranc. When his father died, Anselm became a Benedictine monk at the age of 27. He became a teacher in the abbey's school and the prior of the monastery. He was appointed as Archbishop of Canterbury in England and corrected abuses against the Church at the hands of the English kings. He was banished twice from the island while he was appealing to Rome for assistance and in both times he returned to Canterbury to continue his duties until his death. He continued his monastic lifestyle and intellectual pursuits as archbishop. He composed philosophical and theological treatises, prayers and meditations and was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Cement XI in 1720.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

May 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, all that my Son, who is the light of love, has done and does, He has done out of love. Also you, my children, when you live in love and love your neighbors, you are doing the will of my Son. Apostles of my love, make yourselves little; open your pure hearts to my Son so that He can work through you. With the help of faith, be filled with love. But, my children, do not forget that the Eucharist is the heart of faith. This is my Son who feeds you with His Body and strengthens you with His Blood. This is a miracle of love: my Son who always comes anew, alive, to bring life back to souls. My children, by living in love you are doing the will of my Son and He lives in you. My children, my motherly desire is for you to always love Him more, because He is calling you with His love. He is giving you love so that you may spread it to all those around you. As a mother, through His love, I am with you to speak the words of love and hope to you - to speak to you the eternal words that are victorious over time and death - so as to call you to be my apostles of love. Thank you.