Monday, 17 April 2017

# Saints

Saint Donnán of Eigg

The 17th of April is the feast day of Saint Donnán of Eigg, also known as Saint Donan. He is the patron saint of Eigg.

Little is known about Saint Donan, except that he was probably from Ireland and travelled in his missionary life through Galloway to Scotland. He may have been the contemporary of Saint Columba. In the island of Eigg in Scotland, Saint Donan formed a religious community which grew to fifty-two men and was attacked by either pirates or Viking raiders. After they had celebrated Easter Vigil Mass the men were all martyred. According to tradition the community had gathered together and was killed in the refectory in the night in 17th of April 617 either from fire or by beheading. However, during this time martyrdom of Christian missionaries were rare and it was thought that a malicious local queen who viewed Saint Donan and his community as a threat was the person who set up the attack.

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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.

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