Wednesday, 31 January 2018

# Saints

Saint John Bosco (Don Bosco)


The 31st of January is the feast day of Saint John Bosco. He is also known as Don Bosco and is the patron saint of Christian apprentices, editors, publishers, schoolchildren, young people, magicians, and juvenile delinquents.

Saint John Bosco lived between 1815 and 1888 and was born in Italy to poor farmers. When he was two years old, his father died, and when he was nine he had his first vision where Jesus and Mary showed that he was to instruct poor, wayward boys and bring them closer to God. Saint John Bosco joined the priesthood and ministered to the poor neglected boys of Turin, Italy. Many of the boys ended in prison when they became teenagers. Don Bosco was a mentor and spiritually directed them, helping them to live a life of virtue and helped save many from a life of crime and poverty. He created a group called the oratory of Saint Francis de Sales and catechized them and established the Salesians of Don Bosco, whose priests minister and educate boys under the patronage of Saint Francis de Sales.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

April 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, Through the great love of the Heavenly Father I am beside you as your mother and you are beside me as my children, as apostles of my love whom I ceaselessly gather around me. My children, you are those who, along with prayer, need to completely surrender to my Son so that you may no longer live but my Son may live in you - so that all those who do not know my Son may see Him in you and come to desire to know Him. Pray that in you they may see resolute humility and goodness, a readiness to serve others; that in you they may see that you live your vocation in the world with the heart, in communion with my Son; that in you they may see meekness, tenderness and love for my Son as well as for all brothers and sisters. Apostles of my love, you must pray much and cleanse your hearts so that you may be the first to walk on the way of my Son, that you may be the just who are united with the justice of my Son. My children, as apostles of my love, you must be united in the communion which emanates from my Son, so that my children who do not know my Son may recognize the communion of love and may come to desire to walk on the way of life, the way of unity with my Son. Thank you.

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