Monday, 25 September 2017

# Saints

Saint Cleopas

A depiction of Cleopas as one of the disciples who met Jesus during the Road to Emmaus appearance, by Joseph von Führich, 1837.

The 25th of September is the feast day of Saint Cleopas also known as Cleophas, Alphaeus or Clopas (Greek Κλεόπας).

Saint Cleopas lived in the 1st Century, and was one of Jesus' 70 disciples.


According to Saint Luke's Gospel, he walked on the way to Emmaus with another disciple, when Jesus appeared to them after His crucifixion and resurrection. Jesus then began to explain to them how the Messiah needed to suffer, fulfilling the Holy Scriptures though the two disciples couldn't recognise Him. Saint Cleopas is said to be Jesus' uncle, as he was the brother of Saint Joseph, and was the husband of Saint Mary of Cleophas. Saint Cleopas and Saint Mary of Cleophas had three sons, Saint Simon, Saint James the Less and Saint Jude who all became one of Jesus' 12 Apostles. They also had a daughter named Mary Salome, who is the mother of Saint James the Greater and Saint John who were both, also Apostles. He was martyred by Jewish authorities, dying in his home which had received Jesus as a guest.

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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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