Wednesday, 5 July 2017

# Saints

Saint Zoe of Rome

The 5th of July is the feast day of Saint Zoe of Rome.

Saint Zoe of Rome died in 286 AD and was a noblewoman who was married to a Roman court official. She lived during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. She had a condition that left her unable to speak for six years, however, when she met St Sebastian she fell at his feet begging him to heal her. Saint Sebastian made a sign of the cross over her head and she was miraculously cured. She had a vision during that moment, of an angel holding a book inside of which was inscribed all the preachings of Saint Sebastian. Her first words were those of thanking and praising God. Many witnesses of this miracle brought faith in Christ. Saint Polycarp became to believe in Christ through Saint Sebastian's miracles. She had a great devotion to Saint Peter the Apostle and while she was praying at his tomb, was arrested. They hung her by her hair on a tree and placed a fire under her feet. She died and her body was thrown into the Tiber River. She then appeared in a vision to Saint Sebastian, who was in prison awaiting his execution, to inform him of her martyrdom.

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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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