Sunday, 25 February 2018

# Saints

Saint Walburga


The 25th of February is the feast of Saint Walpurga. She is also known as Walburga, Valderburg or Guibor. She is the patron saint of Eichstätt, Antwerp, sailors, mariners, and farmers, and against hydrophobia, famine, coughs, rabies, plague, and storms.

Saint Walpurga lived between 710 and 777. She born near Devonshire, England and was the daughter of Saint Richard the Pilgrim (a Saxon king) and the sister of Saints Willibald and Winebald. She was sent to a convent famed for its holiness when she was eleven, while her father and brothers went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. She became a nun and lived there for twenty-six years. Saint Boniface was her uncle and he brought her to what is now Germany to assist him in evangelising the country and to establish the Church in the area. Her brothers also worked in the area as an abbot and the other a bishop. She became the first female author of England and Germany, documenting the travels of her brother and the work she did. She was a miracle worker and healer, both alive and after her death. Her relics exude oil which has healing properties.

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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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