Friday, 2 March 2018

# Saints

Blessed Charles the Good



The 2nd of March is the feast day of Blessed Charles the Good. He is also known as Charles I, Count of Flanders.

He lived between 1083 and 1127 and was born in Denmark to King Canute IV who is also known as Saint Canute, and Adela of Flanders and was their only son. When he was five years old, his father was assassinated in Odense Cathedral. His mother fled to Flanders with Blessed Charles and he grew up in the royal court of that country. He and his maternal grandfather, a Count, went to the crusade in the Holy Land. When his grandfather died, he became an advisor to the next count who was his uncle. After his uncle died, Charles himself became a Count. He was known for his virtue and holiness. He was against the practice of hoarding grain and selling it at very high prices, which was common at that time. He was also opposed to the Erembald family who became very wealthy from doing this. He was killed on 2 March 1127 by soldiers loyal to the Erembald family while he was in the church praying. His manner of death was very similar to how his father also died. His death consequently caused an uprising against the Erembald family.

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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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