Wednesday, 3 May 2017

# Saints

Saint James the Lesser

Statue of St. James the Less in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran by Angelo de Rossi


The 3rd of May is the feast day of Saint James the Lesser, also known as Saint James the Less, or Saint James the Just. He is the patron saint of pharmacists and the dying.

Saint James the Less was one of the Twelves Apostles as well as a cousin of Our Lord. Both he and his brother, Saint Jude followed Jesus in the second year of His ministry. Saint James was the first Apostle of whom Jesus appeared to after the resurrection. After Jesus' ascension into heaven, Saint James became the bishop of Jerusalem and was one of the important leaders of the early Church. His holiness and prayer life was well known. He prayed to such an extent that his forehead and knees were calloused due to the long time he would spend praying. He was even respected by the Jews and known to be a holy man. He wrote the epistle that bears his name in the New Testament. In 62 AD, in the reign of Emperor Nero, he was martyred by being thrown from the roof the Jerusalem temple and then was stoned and beaten to death.


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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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