Thursday, 3 August 2017

# Saints

Saint Lydia of Thyatira

Baptism of Lydia
The 3rd of August is the feast day of Saint Lydia of Thyatira also known as “Purpuraria,” and “of Philippi." 

She was a wealthy and pious woman who traded in textiles in Philippi, Macedonia. They mainly sold purple dyes and fabrics which was a luxury item to the elite. Lydia was a worshipper of the true God and her and her family became a convert to Christianity when Saint Paul's came to Philippi in 50 A.D. Lydia served the Lord by her hospitality especially to Saint Paul and Saint Timothy who stayed at her home which also became a meeting place for the early Christians. When Paul and Silas was released from prison they came to Saint Lydia's home to encourage the Christians who gathered there.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

June 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, I am calling you to accept my words which I am speaking to you as a mother, with a simplicity of heart, so that you may set out on the way of complete light and purity, of the singular love of my Son, man and God. A joy - a light indescribable in human words - will penetrate your soul and the peace and love of my Son will take hold of you. I desire this for all of my children. Therefore, you, apostles of my love, you who know how to love and forgive, you who do not judge, you whom I encourage, you be an example to all those who are not going on the way of light and love or who have diverted from it. By your life show them the truth. Show them love because love overcomes all difficulties, and all of my children thirst for love. Your unity in love is a gift to my Son and me. But, my children, remember that to love also means to desire the good for your neighbor and to desire conversion of your neighbor's soul. As I am looking at you gathered around me, my heart is sad, because I see so little brotherly love, merciful love. My children, the Eucharist - my Son alive among you - His words will help you comprehend, because His word is life, His word makes the soul breathe, His word brings about cognition of love. Dear children, anew, I am imploring you as a mother who desires the good for her children: love your shepherds, pray for them. Thank you.

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