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

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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