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

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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