Monday, 12 March 2018

# Saints

Saint Luigi Orione

Advocate of the Poor and of Orphans

The 12th of March is the feast day of Saint Luigi Orione (23 June, 1872 – 12 March 1940).

Saint Luigi Orione was born in northern Italy and entered the Franciscan friary when he was 13 years old. However, he left due to ill health and became a pupil of Saint John Bosco in the Turin oratory for boys. He later entered the diocesan seminary and opened his opened his own oratory and boarding school for training and educating boys. He founded other pious congregations for clergy and lay people as well as two religious orders. He cared for the sick, disabled, and the poor and was a confessor, a preacher and organiser of pilgrimages, missions, as well as processions. His apostolate now has 300 foundations, which includes schools, hospitals and assisted living facilities, and learning centres on almost every continent. His body is incorrupt. He was canonised in 2004.

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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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