Sunday, 14 May 2017

# Saints

Saint Matthias

The 14th of May is the feast day of Saint Matthias. He is the patron saint of alcoholics; carpenters; Gary, Indiana; Great Falls-Billings, Montana; smallpox; tailors; hope; perseverance.

Saint Matthias was one of Jesus 72 disciples during His earthly ministry. He was then chosen by the 11 Apostles to replace Judas Iscariot after he had betrayed Jesus and committed suicide. After Jesus' Ascension into Heaven, he preached Christianity to the pagans in Judea, Cappadocia and Ethiopia for over 30 years. Among the many miracles attributed to him were: that he was unharmed after being forced to drink poison; that he became invisible as he hid from those who wanted to kill him and his attackers were swallowed up by the earth when it opened up. Saint Matthias preached the need for mortification of the flesh in order to become more holy, as Clement of Alexandria records a sentence that the Nicolaitans ascribe to Matthias "we must combat our flesh, set no value upon it, and concede to it nothing that can flatter it, but rather increase the growth of our soul by faith and knowledge". He was eventually martyred.

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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.