Tuesday, 4 July 2017

# Saints

Saint Bernardino Realino

Tomb of Saint Bernardino Realino in Lecce.
The 2nd of July is the feast day of Saint Bernadino Realino.

Saint Bernadino Realino lived between 1530 to 1616 and was in Italy to a noble family. He studied law and medicine and was successful in his career as an attorney and a judge and served as mayor for three cities. When he was 34 he attended a retreat with the Jesuit priests for eight days, where he discerned his vocation into the religious life. He was ordained as a priest in 1567, entering the Jesuit order. He preached, taught and visited the sick and poor in Naples and Lecce and was loved among the people he ministered to as he performed many miracles. He was thought to be a living saint. Public scandal and civil strife calmed due to his influence over it. On his death bed, the city leaders of Lecce came to  request his approval to become the patron saint of their city once he entered heaven. After he died, vials of his blood were kept for veneration which liquefy and exhibit unusual phenomena even after more than a century.

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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.